Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 11 January, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1908, page 36:

I went to the opera class for the first time today because I had to play the piano for The Merry Wives while Brauer conducted and the whole class sang. He took a terribly fast tempo, and I had never seen the score before, so I had to strain every nerve and deploy all my skill to avoid falling flat on my face.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 36. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Merry Wives of Windsor
written by Otto Nicolai
performed by Imperial Conservatoire opera class, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:24:33 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 11:26:43 +0100