Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - early May, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 May 1909, page 95:

Meyerovich, our First Prize-winner, played, and played extremely badly, why I don't know. I think he is an excellent pianist, with a good technique and great power, but on this occasion his playing lacked equally refinement and delicacy on the one hand, and fire on the other. I cannot help wondering if this is really how he is? Piastro played well, as did Mikhelson, and to my amazement Drozdov's performance of Tchaikovsky was also good.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 May 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 95. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Student performance at the Imperial Conservatoire graduation concert
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Various
performed by Alexander Drozdov, Irina Miklashevskaya, Joseph Piastro, Mikhail Meyerovich

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:11:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:41:36 +0100