Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 12 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1912, page 259:

In the afternoon, another rehearsal for the Jubilee Concert. We did not rehearse Ivan The Terrible because I had told Tcherepnin it was in good shape, and in any case other pieces were in much less satisfactory condition and therefore should have the time devoted to them. Zakharov played the Glazunov Concerto well; I would give him a 4 or even a 5. But the concerto is written in such a way that the pianist has very little opportunity to shine in the first movement (the only one the programme had time for). However, this suits Boryusya's playing. Zelikman is riding high; Polyakin* is playing…   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 259. accessed: 1 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Carolina Ferni-Giraldoni, Gabel, Leopold Auer
Piano Concerto
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Boris Zakharov
Works performed in the Jubilee Concert programme performed by Zelikman, Miron Polyakin

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Probably the violinist, Miron Polyakin ** Carolina Ferni-Giraldoni (1839 - 1923), Italian opera singer and solo violinist.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:19:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:16:41 +0100