Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 28 January, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 January 1914, page 592:

We went through Figaro in Tcherepnin's class and then afterwards concentrated on the ensembles, where the opera really gets going. These ensembles are not at all easy for the conductor, since the tempi are quick and almost every bar has a cue for one or other of the singers. I lost the place a few times. Susanna is sung by Timofeyeva and another student, somewhat à la Popova (from the Mariinsky Theatre) but much more interesting, marvellous infact, sheer delight!

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 January 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 592. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Student singers, Timofeyeva, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:14:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:19:31 +0100