Prokofiev, filmed in 1927

Prokofiev, filmed in 1927


norman lebrecht

October 23, 2021

You won’t want to miss this.

The hands are Prokofiev, the sound belongs to Sviatoslav Richter.


  • NYMike says:

    Loved this. Thanks, Norman.

  • Piano Lover says:

    I have Prokofiev playing his 3rd concerto .

  • Aleph says:

    Oh to have a recording of his own premiere of his 3rd piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony in 1921, or even photos of the concert. An NFT of that performance would be worth a pretty bitcoin.

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    This is priceless. Thank you for sharing this, Norman.

  • Guillaume says:

    Wonderful! Now if anyone could find a video of Kreisler playing beyond the only one that s out there, we violinists would be in heaven. THERE MUST BE ONE!!! 🙂

  • Craig says:

    Can not express enough appreciation for the opportunities such as this to learn about the lives of my favorite composers.
    If not for slippedisc, surely I would never have seen this wonderful documetary. Many thanks to all who make this possible and at my fingertips

  • Fan says:

    I really hope they release from the archives the full tape of Prokofiev playing with Persimfans….I swear there was an excerpt, with actual sound…maybe I’m mistaken though

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I love this music and I appreciated the astringent personality of Prokofiev.

  • Rob says:

    The composer who wanted to be Rachmaninoff.

  • Marvellous. Thanks for sharing this. So evocative.

  • John Borstlap says:

    Extraordinary music….. extraordinary personality. Too bad he let himself be trapped by the communists.

  • Nick says:

    Fascinating!!! Thank you NL!!