Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 21 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 February 1913, pages 321-322:

I arrived at the Conservatoire in time for the public service of prayer*. Umnenkaya** was standing there taking part in the service. We shook hands and I left.

After the service we all went into the Small Hall, the chorus arranged itself on the stage, and I conducted the National Anthem twice through to the accompaniment of the imposing organ and the two pianos. After that someone read something very long and boring, then Frantsis recited, not very inspiringly, some passages from Ivan Susanin, and then the chorus sang numbers from A Life for the Tsar. The…   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 321-322. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438428313096 accessed: 29 November, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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God Save the Tsar
written by Alexey Lvov
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire
A Life for the Tsar
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

* For the Romanov Tercentenary celebrations. ** Lidia Umnova


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:25:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:25:07 +0100