Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 19 March, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 March 1914, page 625:

At ten o'clock we had the first rehearsal of the second cast with the orchestra. Tcherepnin said to me, 'Be demanding, insist on what you want; don't let either the orchestra or the singers get away with anything. This is not to say you should shout at them, but you know all the nuances and all the tempi so keep them up to the mark the whole time.'

Up on the podium I felt fine, a little nervous here and there of course, and there were a few places where I was not absolutely secure. The ensembles were not very good: for several of the singers it was their first time singing with …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 625. accessed: 15 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 performers of the Imperial Conservatoire (second cast), Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 March, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:03:03 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:28:49 +0100