Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - early December, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 December 1909, page 131:

Last Sunday there was a student production that included two acts of Ruslan* and one act of Faust**, accompanied by two pianos instead of orchestra. In January it will be done with orchestra. Kankarovich, Tolstyakov and Kolomiitsev conducted the two-piano version and the other student conductors, myself included, played the pianos. I have not been to a single opera class this year, so could make no claims to be one of the actual conductors, but I was very happy to be playing for it. We took the score and by mutual agreement divided the piano score into two parts, moved two pianos into the …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 December 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 131. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Charles Gounod
performed by Kankarovich, Kolomiitsev, Tolstyakov, Sergei Prokofiev
Ruslan and Lyudmila
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Kankarovich, Kolomiitsev, Tolstyakov, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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


* Ruslan and Lyudmila, 1842 opera by Glinka ** 1859 opera by Charles Gounod

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:39:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:50:48 +0100