Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 9 March, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 March 1913, page 338:

The general rehearsal started at nine o'clock. There was not much of an audience to begin with, but later a respectable crowd turned up. The Fantasia and Kazachok seem to be fine, and Tcherepnin's numbers are also good. Tsybin's are mediocre. My own contributions over, I sat in the darkened hall with Umnenkaya* and Max. However, I then returned to the platform to conduct The Wedding, which this time survived without critical comment. Umnenkaya stayed sitting beside Max, continually drawing attention to the elegance of my appearance on stage.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 March 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 338. accessed: 3 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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General rehearsal for the Dargomyzhsky concert
written by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
performed by Vladimir Tsybin, Alexander Tcherepnin, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 March, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Lidia Umnova

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:55:46 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:15:34 +0100