Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 12 December, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1914, page 795:

Around one o'clock went to the general rehearsal of Rusalka. The whole Conservatoire population goes to these general rehearsals and they are always interesting. Gabel was as usual quite charming to me, accompanying me right through the Conservatoire building into the rehearsal. Dranishnikov conducted the opera with skill and authority, delighting both Tcherepnin and his friends. Tcherepnin sat me down next to him in the front row and we exchanged opinions of the opera. There is no doubt that Dargomyzhsky possesses dramatic instincts, but as a whole the opera is diffuse both …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 795. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439216075696 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Rusalka
written by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
performed by Students of the Imperial Conservatoire, Vladimir Dranishnikov

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 December, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:14:36 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:22:16 +0100