Sergei Prokofiev - 30 September, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 September 1914, pages 746-747:

I then went to the Studio, where my new student did not turn up and there were just the two: the red-haired girl and the dark-haired girl. The dark-haired one played badly, as usual, but the redhead was good and I enjoyed working with her. My manner is like Yesipova squared: I impose very precise demands and know exactly what it is I want to achieve. In my opinion I am an excellent teacher and my students should do very well. After the lesson the Director of the Studio asked me how my students were getting on; I praised the redhead and criticized the brunette.

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 September 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 746-747. accessed: 30 March, 2023


Sergei Prokofiev
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Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:59:56 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:34:08 +0100