Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - late September, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 September 1909, pages 114-115:

Just to sit in on this class is pure pleasure. The students play very well, Yesipova's comments and explanations are fabulously interesting. Overall it is on a much higher and more intelligent plane than other, 'ordinary' classes; one has the impression that the best talents in the Conservatoire are collected here, even the room and the pianos are better quality. It is like being translated from the depths of the countryside into the cream of Petersburg society . . .

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 September 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 114-115. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Performances at Yesipova's class at the Imperial Russian Conservatoire performed by Students of Yesipova

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:54:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:46:48 +0100