Sergei Prokofiev in Moscow Conservatory - 22 January, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 January 1914, page 587:

I then went to the Maly Zal* where I found all the participants in a concert and where, moreover, Stravinsky's Three Japanese Lyrics (a worthless piece of music) was to be rehearsed. I should have liked to go into the teaching area of the Conservatoire to see how things are done in Moscow, but had no time to do so. As for Moscow's Maly Zal, it is a thousand times inferior to our own Small Hall. Myaskovsky's Sonata sounds wonderful; I particularly like the opening. Myaskovsky, Saradzhev and Derzhanovsky are all ecstatic over my Ballade, especially Myaskovsky.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 January 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 587. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Moscow Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Nikolai Myaskovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 January, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* The Small Hall at the Moscow Conservatoire

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:57:38 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:18:55 +0100