Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - early January, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 January 1909, page 76:

I've been playing piano duets with Mlle Alpers. I got hold of Glazunov's Fifth Symphony yesterday in the Conservatoire, which she has mentioned a few times and which I love very much, and tried it out with her. She is, it turns out, a terrible sight-reader. Just as I expected!

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 January 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 76. accessed: 30 March, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Four-hand piano reduction of Fifth Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Vera Alpers, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time early January, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:21:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:33:28 +0100