Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 3 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 December 1912, page 248:

Today we had our first opera rehearsals in the new hall: the powers that be were listening from every part of the hall to check the acoustics and the ensemble between orchestra, chorus and soloists, but were unable to tell what sounded good and what did not. One thing is certain: the orchestra is hard to hear on the stage. Tcherepnin was conducting and will continue to do so until 'things settle down'.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 248. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Rehearsal in the new hall at the Imperial Russian Conservatoire performed by Students of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:15:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:13:43 +0100