Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 12 December, 1913, in the morning
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1913, page 567:
The singers today were only marking, singing at half-voice, the orchestra played abominably although they were indignant when I shouted at them. The basses and cellos were not there at all, and Annenkov thought it would be a good idea to replace them with temporary substitutes who had not the slightest idea about Aida. They played so many wrong notes that I sent them packing and asked Tvordovsky to play their parts on the piano. In short, nothing of any value was achieved today; it merely served to demoralize.
Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 567. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446633794094 accessed: 24 November, 2020
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written by Giuseppe Verdi
|performed by Student orchestra and singers of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||12 December, 1913, in the morning|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Rehearsal of the opera scenes.