Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 15 December, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 December 1913, page 569:

The performance of Aida was the equal of the first performance, except that at the beginning the new Amneris, a student of Zherebtsova-Andreyeva called Pavlinova, dragged. I reasoned that if the tempo drags, the conductor will be blamed, and if the ensemble with the singer is bad, then the conductor likewise will be blamed; so the least worst course of action is to keep up the tempo, and I made sure the chords came in advance of the voice. This helped, she picked up the tempo and all was well.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 569. accessed: 28 September, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Marina Pavlinova, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 December, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:50:31 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:50:19 +0100