Sergei Prokofiev - 19 September, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 September 1914, page 739:

At two o'clock I had a lesson with Miss Isaacs* and then went to the Studio. My new student, the second of the two, the one who studied with Kimont at the Conservatoire two years ago, is dark-haired and inclined to be podgy, and turned in quite a decent performance, albeit with a superficial technique. The other one**, by contrast, who was at the last lesson, has a more robust technique with some fire in it. As for interpretation, I went through with her in detail the Second Sonata of Beethoven, spending three-quarters of an hour on her lesson. 

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 September 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 739. accessed: 15 April, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Second piano sonata
written by Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Kozlova

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 September, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* S.P.'s English teacher ** Kozlova

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:21:41 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:35:51 +0100