Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 4 January, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 January 1908, page 34:

Shvarts was ill, and after the interval we played our Mendelssohn trio. We played well and were highly praised; people who had heard our final rehearsal were amazed because then we had been appallingly incoherent having had only three rehearsals; but now we were really concentrating, were not nervous at all, in full possession of our faculties so had no memory lapses, and in consequence gave a splendid performance. Straight away after the Mendelssohn we did Glinka's 'Doubt', also impeccably, but it is of course complete rubbish as music. This ended the programme, but suddenly up popped …   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. 34. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

hide composers
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Gvirtsman, Solomon Zimbalist, Sergei Prokofiev
Piano pieces
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Leonida Glagoleva
Piano trio op. 49
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Gvirtsman, Solomon Zimbalist, Sergei Prokofiev

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 in St. Petersburg.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:49:23 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 11:24:18 +0100