Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 2 November, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 November 1913, page 532:

In the presence of Lyapunov (St Serge, as Bushen calls him referring to his exceptional piety and the nobility of his countenance) and Tcherepnin, I played the orchestral piano for Shkarovskaya. She can play the Liszt concerto quite well, but is apt to go to pieces and puts on the most incredibly airs. She is the type of well-off, fairly pretty and extremely bumptious Odessa girl who says things like: 'Ooh, now, could we possibly just have a tiny, tiny ritenutochka on this wee notochka?'

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 2 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 532. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saƫns, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Shkarovskaya, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 November, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:42:46 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:38:10 +0100