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

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 14 August 1911, page 228:

When it came to the Yesipova class exam, Boris [Zakharov] was the last but one to play, and did so magnificently. His performance was of Rachmaninov's First Concerto; this work was really too undemanding for him and for the prestigious position it occupied in the programme, something for which I more than once criticized him. To follow such a difficult work as the Glazunov sonata, which he had played the year before, with the Rachmaninov Concerto was actually rather shameful.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 14 August 1911. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 228. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:20:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:05:56 +0100