Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg - December, 1907

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 December 1907, page 25:

After that came Saint-Saëns's Suite algérienne, a piece I had analysed fully in Tcherepnin's score-reading class last year. But this was the first time I had heard it played by an orchestra, and I had no idea how marvellously it was orchestrated, simply astounding!

cite as

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. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421020038066 accessed: 24 June, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Suite algérienne
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Students of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire

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 23:47:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 09:58:24 +0100