Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 15 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 December 1912, page 261:

I rose late and did little during the morning. I looked through the score of Terrible* and then went to the rehearsal for our concert. There was a noisy hubbub in the Conservatoire and the hall was full to capacity, in short the Conservatoire was present in corpore, the way I like it best. The rehearsal started with Terrible; I went on the platform (that is to say the stage; there being no platform the orchestra had been set out on the stage, which made it sound dreadful), but some rearrangement of the desks was going on,so I sat waiting on the lid of the piano with my back to the hall, a …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 261. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Miron Polyakin
Excerpts from Ivan the Terrible
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire, Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Excerpts from Ivan the Terrible, which Prokofiev was conducting in this programme. ** Probably Rimsky-Korsakov 'Capriccio Espagnole'; probably performed by Miron Polyakin.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:52:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:53:28 +0100