Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg - December, 1907

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 December 1907, pages 24-25:

On Thursday there was a student concert in the Conservatoire: a student orchestra conducted by students, with student soloists. The most interesting work on the programme was Korsakov's Concerto, performed by Lemba. I joked that 'Malko conducted while Lemba played'. Lemba was not bad, although sometimes he lacked power. Towards the end he was overcome by nerves and started to play fistfuls of wrong notes, and he completely fluffed the octaves at the end, when his hands seized up altogether. I relayed all these comments to him and he entirely agreed with them. A lot of people felt that I was…   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 December 1907. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 24-25. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Artur Lemba

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:42:38 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 09:56:16 +0100