Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 11 November, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 November 1913, pages 539-540:

The last rehearsal before the general rehearsal. The symphony went pretty badly and I ran out of steam trying to bring it into some kind of order. Nevertheless, Mme Tcherepnin complimented me on the progress I have made as a conductor, producing a flood of allusions to Greek mythology which, to my shame, I am ill equipped to interpret. Tilya Hansen plays wonderfully and with exemplary rhythm, she is easy to work with; Shklyaryevskaya* is a more difficult proposition although this performance also went well. The main question mark is over the symphony. In proportion as my strengths as a …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 November 1913. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 539-540. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446407685486 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Aleksandr Glazunov, Joachim Raff, Joachim Raff
performed by Cecilia Hansen, Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev
Seventh Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto
written by Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saƫns, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Shkarovskaya, Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

* Properly Shkarovskaya. This is probably an intentional mistake.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:54:45 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:40:54 +0100