Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 5 March, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 March 1914, page 614:

I went into the Small Hall, where the fifth day of the examinations was in full wing. Entry to the hall is forbidden while a performance is going on, so I went to the artists' room to listen from there. I was just about to open the door when it swung wide of its own accord, and I found myself face to face with Struve. 'How kind of you to open the door for me,' I said, and went inside. One of Vengerova's students was playing a Schumann sonata (mine), but so badly that I soon went away.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 614. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann
performed by Student of Vengerova

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 March, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:10:37 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:27:24 +0100