Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatoire - 14 February, 20th Century, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 February 1913, page 316:

Yesterday morning I went with Tcherepnin into Kotte's class to show him the Bassoon Scherzo. There and then it was tried out with four of the students. The students scratched and squeaked their way through it rather inexpertly, but what surprised me was how splendidly and entertainingly it came out. This time Tcherepnin was delighted with the Scherzo, and Kotte undertook to stdy and perform in properly. What a pity the student concerts are over!

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 316. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatoire


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Bassoon Scherzo
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Imperial Conservatoire bassoon students

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 February, 20th Century, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:25:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:22:00 +0100