Anna Yesipova et al. - mid October, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 - 23 October 1913, page 527:

I went to my first lesson with Yesipova. 'What are you talking about, the whole Schumann Sonata?' she asked in horror. 'To bring such a complex piece up to examination standard would take up all our time and leave none for the remainder of the repertoire!'

All the same, I played her two movements and they were obviously very much to her taste since her conclusion was as follows: 'Well, all right then... bring the whole work to me for the next lesson, and then we won't need to touch it again until the exam.'

This hardly tallied with what she had said earlier, but never mind! …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 - 23 October 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 527. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience:


Anna Yesipova
Professor, Pianist
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time mid October, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:11:13 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:36:55 +0100