Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 19 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913, pages 319-320:

I hardly had time to go home and eat some bliny when it was time to return to the Conservatoire and go through the excerpts from A Life for the Tsar with Tcherepnin, and the rehearse with the chorus the National Anthem* and Glazunov's All Hail! The intebtion had been to have God Save the Tsar sung with piano accompaniment, but I had the brilliant notion of having it accompanied by the organ. The idea was accepted, and indeed it now sounds very good.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 319-320. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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God Save the Tsar
written by Alexey Lvov
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


* 'God Save the Tsar', the Russian National Anthem from 1833 - 1917, music by Alexey Lvov

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:54:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:23:28 +0100