Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 8 March, 20th Century

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 March 1913, pages 337-338:

Before orchestra class, while I still had a clear head, I read through the Finnish Fantasia, and having fixed all the gradations of tempo in my brain went in to rehearsal. This time the tempi were praised without reservation. Tsybin's efforts in 'The Little Golden Cloud Passed the Night' were condemned as hopeless, and indeed he is generally not much of a conductor at all. Thanks to the breathing points I had marked in the score and the exhaustive pains I had taken to absorb all the rhythmic details of the vocal part, The Wedding was beyond reproach as far …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 March 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 337-338. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438525910846 accessed: 19 May, 2021

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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'The Little Golden Cloud Passed the Night'
written by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
performed by Vladimir Tsybin
The Wedding
written by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire, Vasilieva
Finnish Fantasia
written by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 March, 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Rehearsal for a Conservatoire concert of works by Alexander Dargomyzhsky


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:31:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:31:39 +0100