Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 13 March, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 March 1913, page 344:

Tired, I went home, had lunch, and went to the dentist. But the dentist was ill and had gone to the doctor, so the session was cancelled. I did not want to go back home, as the weather was good, so I continued on to the Conservatoire to listen to the singing exam. In fact I was quite keen to hear some of my friends who were graduating, and sat through all the performances. Damskaya* played me my Prelude on the harp; it sounds much as I envisaged it, but she did not play well. I played it to her on the piano to illustrate how I wanted it; she showed enthusiasm and promised to learn ito play …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 March 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 344. accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Prelude for harp
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Eleonora Damskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 March, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Eleonora Damskaya, professor of harp at the Imperial Conservatoire and long-standing friend of S.P.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:35:01 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:18:30 +0100