Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 16 November, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913, page 543:

A serious conflict broke out in the Conservatoire between Tcherepnin and Palechek, in the course of which the former flew at the latter in a passion because his singers were said to have insulted the junior conductors, and one of the women singers had been rude to mild-mannered Tsybin yesterday. Palechek got very excited, his ears turned first red, then lilac and eventually blue, and I began to worry he might have a heart attach. Eventually it all calmed down and Tcherepnin, already visibly regretting his outburst, tried to make amends by himself playing the piano accompaniment …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 543. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Morenschild, Nikolay Tcherepnin

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 November, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 23:46:10 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:42:52 +0100