Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg - 23 February, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1909, pages 82-84:

On Monday 23rd at quarter to ten I was in the Court Orchestra's rather uncomfortable hall. Also present were seven of my closest relations, plus Myaskovsky and Zakharov. I did not invite anyone else, not being sure how appropriate it would be to inundate a private rehearsal with members of the public. Warhlich appeared at ten o'clock, and a quarter of an hour later, Glazunov. I had not known in advance that he would be coming, and I found his presence very disconcerting. It is true that after my Symphony the orchestra was due to rehearse his 'Elegy', so he would have had to be there for …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 82-84. accessed: 30 June, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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First orchestral rehearsal of Prokofiev's Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by St. Petersburg Court Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 February, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:30:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:37:37 +0100