Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 12 May, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 May 1913, pages 403-404:

I am used to conducting now, so this morning the prospect held no terrors for me. Mama's friend Mme Pavskaya came at half past twelve and we went together to the Conservatoire.

Following an exhaustingly long recitation by Gabel of the year's activities, I opened the concert with Karnovich's Variations. The orchestra played badly, and in the event the variations proved to be rather uninteresting: there are some nice things in the piece but Karnovich is not going to become a significant composer. This was followed by the Tchaikovsky Concerto, which except for the inevitable …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 May 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 403-404. accessed: 25 September, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Vladimir Dranishnikov, Yuri Karnovich
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Bai, Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Graduation Concert at the Imperial Conservatoire, 1913.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:49:22 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:18:27 +0100