Sergei Prokofiev in Syracuse - 27 February, 1926

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 February 1926, page 275:

The concert immediately followed the rehearsal, at noon. I had a success, but a much greater success greeted the local whistler.  The programme also included Respighi's Pines of Rome, which incorporates the sound of nightingales usually conveyed by a gramophone recording of the real sound of a nightingale. But in this performance instead of a gramophone they had invited a local Miss whose whistling was superior to that of the gramophone. And since Miss was the daughter of a local celebrity, the audience greeted her performance with an ovation. At the end, while she was …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 February 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 275. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Syracuse


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Pines of Rome
written by Ottorino Respighi

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 February, 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:10:01 +0000
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:52:44 +0100