Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 13 November, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 November 1913, pages 540-541:

The general rehearsal. Tilya Hansen sent a message that her cheeks had swollen up and she would not be coming to the rehearsal. This will not matter; I am quite relaxed about this piece and it will leave more time for the symphony. I therefore applied myself with every ounce of energy at my command to this work. We stopped, repeated passages and worked away at it until noon; it was not like a general rehearsal, but the symphony refused to catch fire and blaze into life, although the third and fourth movements were all right. All went well also with Shklyarevskaya*, but Tsybin's pieces went …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 540-541. accessed: 3 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Orchestral pieces performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Vladimir Tsybin
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 Sergei Prokofiev, Shkarovskaya, Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 November, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Properly, Shkarovskaya

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 20:05:19 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:41:58 +0100