Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 4 January, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 January 1908, pages 33-34:

The ball [was] preceded by a concert: (1) two pianos - Anisimova and Ospovat; (2) recitation (without music) - Glagoleva; (3) solo piano - Sadovskaya; (4) trio - Gvirstman, Zimbalist and myself; (5) violin - Villik; (6) solo piano - Shvarts; (7) a concluding trifle, a piece by Glinka to be played by our trio. [...] The first few items did not require my presence. First were Anisimova and Ospovat in 'Gnomes', not too bad, beta minus. This was followed by Glagoleva reciting Nadson's 'Life'. Nerves affected the start of this, so I was told, but she got better as she went on, so had a success …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 January 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 33-34. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'Procession of the Gnomes', No. 2 of Three Pieces for Piano (1860)
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Anisimova, Ospovat

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 January, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Prokofiev's class concert at the Imperial Conservatoire

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:32:43 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 11:04:48 +0100