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

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

Of the three orchestral compositions that were played, the overture by Mehrwolf was talented; he should certainly have a career. Spivakovsky's overture was total rubbish ('To my dear teacher A. K. Glazunov' . . . what a treat for Glazunov!) Lvov's Symphony, the fruit of seven years' labour, deserves some consideration; occasional passages show talent, but elsewhere the music is painfully feeble, for instance the conclusions of all four movements. Limp-wristed Lvov will plainly never make a composer.

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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427637795829 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Orchestral works by student composers
written by Lvov, Mehrwolf, Spivakovsky
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

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

Notes

Student concert at the Imperial Russian Conservatoire, mid-1911.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:03:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:04:46 +0100