Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 26 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 February 1913, page 328:

In Petersburg it was raining, mixed with snow. A white taxi took me swiftly to Pervaya Rota, where although it was by now eleven o'clock everyone was still asleep. I left my suitcase and asked the taxi to wait for me so that I could go on to the orchestra class in the Conservatoire. But this had apparently been postponed until the following day, so instead I went to the opera class. The first phrase I heard being rehearsed was none other than the famous 'I don't want to sleep in a bed!' Palechek demonstrated admirably the dying moments of the Countess.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 328. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438522928634 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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The Queen of Spades
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 February, 20th Century, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:42:09 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:29:52 +0100