Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 20 December, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 December 1909, page 134:

During the interval I was very busy and preoccupied dealing with the flowers. Yesipova was due to play next, and we had to be in position to shower her with flowers from the balcony. This time I could not pay as much attention to Yesipova's playing as my mind was on other things. The moment she finished, the flowers rained down on her from above. They lay around her on all sides, and one of them even landed on the train of her concert dress, so that she swept out with it to the artists' room. Yesipova had a huge success, and played two encores. Needless to say, we yelled and screamed like …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 December 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 134. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano concerto performed by Anna Yesipova

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 December, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Jubilee concert of the Russian Musical Society

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19:56:54 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:52:51 +0100