Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - in the middle of 1911

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 June 1911, page 206:

The pianist was Kobylyansky, who played his own sonata, as I had done at the last concert. He plays quite well (he graduated from Yesipova's class) but not as well as I do, his playing lacks passion and on one occasion he lost his way and had to stop, his embarrassment as a performer communicating itself inevitably to the audience. The sonata itself does not make much impression of organic unity and neither is it very original; there is evidence of talent but the composer's musical taste is not very highly cultivated.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 June 1911. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 206. accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata
written by Edvard Grieg, Kobylyansky
performed by Kobylyansky

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Student concert at the Imperial Russian Conservatoire: seems to have taken place at some point mid-1911.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:13:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:04:13 +0100