Yesipova et al. in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 22 September, 1909

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 22 September 1909, page 113:

A student hopeful of joining her [Yesipova's] class started to play, quite well but not particularly brilliantly. Yesipova listened, Glazunov beside her. When the student had finished, Yesipova said, 'That was good. But unfortunately I have no room in my class, so I cannot take you ...' All the unfortunate girl could do was get up from her seat and leave the room. After her, Shubert played Beethoven's 'Appassionata'. It was all right, but I would not put it higher than that.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 22 September 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 113. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Student performances performed by Shubert, Unnamed student performer

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 September, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:41:57 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:46:09 +0100