Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 27 October, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 October 1913, page 530:

In the afternoon I went to the production of excerpts from Onegin and Faust in the Small Hall, done to piano accompaniment. The Conservatoire does possess a theatre but it is let, so student productions are corralled into a hastily adapted stage in front of the organ in the Small Hall. Gabel was rubbing his hands with glee: 'What a marvellous little stage we've made of it!' But many of the audience are justifiably incensed by this 'little stage', since it is, to all intents and purposes, a pathetic pile of rubbish.

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cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 October 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 530. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Scenes from Faust
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Vladimir Dranishnikov
Scenes from Eugene Onegin
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Vladimir Dranishnikov

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 October, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:12:15 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:37:22 +0100