Sergei Prokofiev - 7 May, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 May 1913, page 396:

Wrote my diary and around two o'clock went in to rehearsal. I had to conduct a lot today, mainly the Karnovich and Shaposhnikov pieces. I also went through the Tchaikovsky Concerto just with the orchestra. It is a wonderful feeling to conduct this work. An incident occurred during the rehearsal of Karnovich's Variations. The principal flute did not turn up at all to the previous rehearsal; this time he was there but played a lot of wrong notes and in one place failed to play the theme. Tcherepnin screamed: 'What's this, are we short of a flute again?'

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 May 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 396. accessed: 29 January, 2023


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Yuri Karnovich
performed by Student flautist, Students of the Imperial Conservatoire

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Date/Time 7 May, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:58:00 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:17:48 +0100