Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - late January, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 January 1910, page 146:

The day of the student concert came. I was excited to be recognised in the Conservatoire as a composer. My piece was the first item in the programme, and among the full house to listen to it were Yesipova and many friends and members of my family. I conducted, and Tcherepnin accompanied (very badly). The choir itself sang well enough and made a real effort, although quite a number of the lady pianists were not there, having defected to go to Hoffmann's concert*. Although warmly applauded, the work had only a moderate success. I had expected more, but the lack of an orchestra, the rather …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 January 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 146. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The White Swan, Op. 7 No. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Choir of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire, Nikolay Tcherepnin, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time late January, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Probably Josef Hoffmann (1876 - 1957), Polish pianist of worldwide reknown.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:20:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:54:58 +0100