Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 13 March, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 March 1914, page 622:

At eleven o'clock, the Figaro general rehearsal. Saradzhev had meant to come, but evidently overslept after the previous evening's vint. At the start of the rehearsal no one was allowed into the auditorium, but then people were told they could come in as long as they sat no nearer than the tenth row. I was talking to Damskaya, and when the rehearsal began took her to sit with me in the front row. An officious attendant, sticking his nose in where it was not wanted, asked her to leave, but I sent him off with a flea in his ear and he obeyed. The rehearsal went on for five hours …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 622. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

hide composers
Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Nikolay Tcherepnin, Vladimir Tsybin

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 March, 1914
Duration 5 hours
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:11:43 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:28:20 +0100