Alexander Glazunov in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 29 May, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 May 1913, page 418:

Went into the Conservatoire which, to my surprise, was not completely deserted but peopled by one or two professors, attendants, clerks from the office. My dear friend Vera Dmitrievna was for some reason hanging about as well. Glazunov received me at once and listened to my D flat major Concerto. He approved of the form, the logic, the technique, found much temperament and admirable sonorities, but the music itself . . . strange . . . incomprehensible . . . of course, your ears are different from mine . . . but all the same . . . It turned out that Glazunov must have heard from somewhere or…   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 May 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 418. accessed: 8 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Alexander Glazunov
Director of the Imperial Conservatoire of Music, Composer

Listening to

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Glazunov's reaction to Prokofiev's Piano Concertos 1 & 2
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:07:07 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:20:32 +0100