Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - 23 February, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1909, page 84:

[...] Just then the orchestra assembled on stage again after their break, and began to tune up by running through some of my themes. 'A bit late in the day!' smiled Myaskovsky. On came Warhlich ... and suddenly I heard an E minor chord with a fifth above it, and my Symphony started again. This was a completely unexpected and joyous surprise. This time everything went far more smoothly and sounded twice as good as the first time: the orchestra was making an effort in front of the Baron* and really playing for all it was worth. I was absorbed in the music, following attentively the …   more >>

cite as

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. 84. accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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First orchestral rehearsal of Prokofiev's Symphony, second run-through
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


* Baron Stackelberg

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:41:56 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:38:35 +0100