Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - between 12 March, 1913, 02:00 PM and 12 March, 1913, 06:00 PM

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 March 1913, page 343:

Around two o'clock I came in to listen to the Yesipova class examinations. This is a 'big day' in the Conservatoire. Among those graduating this year are Poznyakovskaya*, Zeilinger and Zakharov - all of them good, none of them outstanding. The examination, which took place in front of a packed hall, lasted from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., and was an extremely exhausting event. The result was as before: Zeilinger has talent, Zakharov is more intelligent and harder working. Much of Zakharov's playing was of great refinement, but it lacked brilliance of technique, temperament and warmth. He failed to…   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 March 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 343. accessed: 3 December, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano class exam performed by Alexander Zeilinger, Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

Date/Time between 12 March, 1913, 02:00 PM and 12 March, 1913, 06:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Natalya Poznyakovskaya (1889 - 1981), later gave the first performance in the Soviet Union of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:18:00 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:16:45 +0100