Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 4 December, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 December 1913, page 559:

Slept long; as all the rehearsals are in the afternoons I decided to allow myself to stay in bed in the mornings so as to dispel my nerves. I looked through some Aida recitatives, congratulated Ossovskaya on her name-day, and some time after two came in for the Aida rehearsal. Mounting the podium with feelings of the keenest pleasure, I began in a business-like and resolute manner. Pretty good! Aida went much better than Rigoletto. It may well be an easier proposition to conduct, but on the other hand it is more …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 559. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446591072206 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Rigoletto
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Student orchestra and singers of the Imperial Conservatoire, Vladimir Tsybin
Aida
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Student orchestra and singers of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 December, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:51:12 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:49:07 +0100