Anna Yesipova in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - mid December, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 December 1910, page 194:

One day I brought to Yesipova's class Glazunov's Second Sonata. This is a lovely work, as good as his First Sonata and even more original. But as well known as No. 1 is, so is No. 2 ignored and forgotten. Anna Nikolayevna [Yesipova] made a great to-do about 'exotic' repertoire but listened to the Sonata before declaring that it would have been better for such rubbish never to have been written. I replied calmly, 'Unfortunately, Anna Nikolayevna, Glazunov is never liked on first hearing.'

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 December 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 194. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Anna Yesipova
Professor, Pianist

Listening to

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Sonata No. 2
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time mid December, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:05:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:03:43 +0100