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

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913, page 319:

At ten o'clock there took place the general rehearsal for today's concert by the small orchestra. Tcherepnin was in a state of incredible nerves, but when I drew his attention to this he replied mildly that, on the contrary, he was feeling exceptionally calm. The beginning of the rehearsal was a disgrace, but after a while they pulled themselves together and began to play quite well. The Weber, which I had been nervous about, also went well. For the first time the piano was in its proper concert position; for the earlier rehearsals it had been stuck somewhere at the back, miles behind the …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 319. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:34:43 +0100