Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 2 November, 1913, at night

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

In the evening I went to the second performance of the Onegin/Faust programme and sat with Shurik Bushen*, which made for a very pleasant evening. Gabel sat by the piano the whole evening, making no effort to conceal his anxiety and making it hard for Gauk to play. Not only was he tapping his foot loudly on the first beat of the bar, but his shoes were squeaking, which I found exasperating. During the interval I went up to him and jokingly said, 'Stanislav Ivanovich, Gauk here and Tsybin and I are getting up a subscription to buy you some rubber galoshes!'

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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446375173433 accessed: 2 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

* Alexandra Bushen, S.P.'s classmate


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:52:53 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:38:20 +0100