Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 27 January, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 January 1914, page 591:

Went to bed at four and got up at nine, clearly not having had enough sleep. But I had to be at orchestra class in the Conservatoire by ten o'clock to conduct a piece by Yasin, a student who has requested, just as I did five years ago, a 'try-out' of his Monastère mystérieuse, a stupendously pointless piece of music, although stitched together skilfully enough to sound all right. The piece lasts about ten minutes, and Tcherepnin used the remaining time to take the orchestra through Sheherezade. He doesn't give me anything to do - just like old times.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 27 January 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 591. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Monastère mystérieuse
written by Yasin
performed by Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 January, 1914
Duration 10 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:08:12 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:19:18 +0100