Sergei Prokofiev - 7 November, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 November 1914, pages 772-773:

At two o'clock went with some pleasurable anticipation to my new pupil on Fratsuzskaya Quay*. She was looking less attractive today. I was greeted by the Prince, a most courteous gentleman, who conducted us to the piano and then left us. My new pupil was evidently very nervous, and indeed her playing was full of horrible solecisms: uneven chords, a grasp of rhythm amounting to 2 x 2 = 5, the weak accents in the bar played more strongly than the strong ones, and so on. I worked with her for an hour, which I enjoyed, and then we talked for about three minutes and I left, having satisfied …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 November 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 772-773. accessed: 25 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Playing at a piano lesson performed by Princess Magalova

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* The Princess Magalova

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:44:00 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:32:21 +0100