Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - late November, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1910, page 191:

The piece [Dreams, op. 6] went smoothly. Once or twice I probably did not give decisive enough cues, and once or twice I heard the bassoons fudge their entries, but when during the applause I shook the leader's hand and turned to leave the stage I had the impression that the orchestra had played with a good deal of temperament. This impression has now faded, because so many people have told me that the orchestra was all over the place.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 191. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Dreams, op. 6
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:58:10 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:03:07 +0100