Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - between 3 December, 1913, 03:00 PM and 3 December, 1913, 05:00 PM

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 December 1913, page 558:

Towards three o'clock I went to the first stage-orchestra rehearsal of our operas. We began with Rigoletto, which ran into trouble from the very first bars. Naturally, it was Tsybin's first experience on the podium for an opera, but he was less to blame than the orchestra, which had no idea what it was doing. And the reason for this was that Tcherepnin had been blithely spending all his time on the Lyadov Jubilee Concert and had not left enough time to prepare the orchestra. All they had had was one brief run-through of the opera scores, and were now comprehesively covered in …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 558. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Vladimir Tsybin

Experience Information

Date/Time between 3 December, 1913, 03:00 PM and 3 December, 1913, 05:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:42:56 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:48:56 +0100