Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - early May, 1910

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 6 May 1910, page 161:

As for the second day, which was truly the triumph of the Yesipova class, Borovsky* and Hofmann** were both awarded 5 with two stars (!), Berlin 5+, and most of the remainder 5. Borovsky's account of the Brahms Paganini Variations was that of a truly consummate, finished pianist.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 6 May 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 161. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Paganini Variations
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Alexander Borovsky, Borovsky

Experience Information

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


Examination performances of Yesipova's class. * Alexander Borovsky (1889 - 1968), Russian pianist, later a US citizen ** Prokofiev's classmate Yelena Hofmann, not the pianist Josef Hoffman

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:37:15 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:57:12 +0100