Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 14 November, 1914, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1914, pages 776-777:

Rose early today, at nine, and went to the symphony orchestra rehearsal. They were performing Lyadov - and very dull it was. Jejeune ideas, cramped harmonies and counterpoint so academic as to be positively sickening made a sorry impression. Tcherepnin was as charming as ever. Putting on a sly expression, he sat down and said, 'I've started on a ballet as well - and on a Russian theme too!'*


cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 776-777. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Symphonic work
written by Anatoly Lyadov
performed by Student symphony orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1914, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Referring to the ballet which Prokofiev was composing for Diaghilev, 'Ala and Lolli'

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:18:46 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:31:14 +0100