Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 2 May, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 May 1913, page 392:

Back home I had another look at the Shaposhnikov and at two o'clock went to rehearse the Graduation Concert, where the orchestra had been set out on the stage of the Great Hall. Rehearsing Shaposhnikov's ballet proved to be extraordinarily difficult, because the inexperienced orchestra had to struggle to work out the dissonances of 'contemporary' music from the pen of a not very talented composer. When that was over I still had to plough through Karnovich's Variations, after which I was completely exhausted.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 May 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 392. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Introduction and Dance from Ballet
written by Adrian Shaposhnikov
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:49:25 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:16:45 +0100