Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 18 January, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 January 1914, page 584:

At half past eleven, for a change of scene*, I went in to the rehearsal of Glazunov's Violin Concerto: half the Conservatoire crams into these rehearsals. Glazunov's concerto doesn't give the soloist much of a chance for display; my own will be a more brilliant affair. The first theme is delicious, but it has been lifted straight from Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride. Young Heifetz is an exceptional violinist.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 January 1914. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 584. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

hide composers
Violin Concerto
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Aleksandr Glazunov, Joachim Raff, Joachim Raff
performed by Jascha Heifetz

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 January, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* S.P. was practising intently for his final recitals during this period.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:09:43 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:18:37 +0100