Anna Yesipova in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - mid November, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 November 1909, page 129:

I played the Sonata* no worse than I played it at home, and to my great surprise I was not at all nervous. Yesipova followed my performance with the score. 'Very interesting music,' she said, 'but I should like to hear it played by someone other than yourself. It's all very well to have accents, but you mustn't play fortissimo all the time. And you constantly overpedal. Leave the score with me and I will put in the pedal markings.'

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 November 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 129. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Anna Yesipova
Professor, Pianist

Listening to

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Piano Sonata no. 1, op. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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


* Prokofiev Piano Sonata no. 1, op. 1

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:26:08 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:49:31 +0100