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

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913, page 320:

The symphony was only moderately well received, probably because people were bored. It was followed by Weber's Konzertstück, which Gauk played well in places, but with an awful lot of mistakes. I accompanied carefully and accurately. The orchestra got lost sometimes in the innumerable pauses, but got through to the end successfully. Gauk had a huge success, clearly not on account of his playing but of his pretty face. Dranishnikov then conducted the Wedding March to the accompaniment of trumpets and drums and calls for the Director to take a bow. 

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 320. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438427507610 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Symphony no. 4
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Imperial Conservatoire small orchestra
Wedding March
written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
performed by Imperial Conservatoire small orchestra
Konzertstück
written by Carl Maria von Weber, Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Imperial Conservatoire small orchestra, Aleksandr Gauk

Experience Information

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

Notes

Romanov tercentenary celebration concert, given by the small orchestra at the Imperial Conservatoire.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:11:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:24:36 +0100