Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 7 December, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 December 1913, page 562:

Aida began. I felt wonderful on the conductor's rostrum, and indeed the opera went very well, twice as well as the previous day. I had to stop the orchestra once because of a wrong entry leading to confusion in the violins, once I had to shout at the yawning and half-asleep timpanist, and once had to bring the orchestra back to order when the musicians were making a noise and climbinf up on their chairs to get a better view of what was happening on stage during the offstage chorus. However, apart from being an enjoyable experience, the rehearsal was of little help to me.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 562. accessed: 21 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 and singers of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 December, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


General rehearsal of the opera scenes.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:11:41 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:49:22 +0100