Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 22 March, 1914, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1914, pages 626-627:

Rose early, looked through the tricky passages in Figaro, and at ten o'clock was ready and waiting for the general rehearsal. I took with me Nadya and Sonya Shtember, who wanted to get an idea of me as a conductor. The opera went smoothly, except for the chorus in the first act, which made a fair old mess of it. The problem was that I had never worked with the chorus and they had not been at the previous rehearsal, so we had not got to know one another. My tempo was different to the one the choristers were used to, they did not look at me but ploughed on in their own sweet …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 626-627. accessed: 27 February, 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 Mandelbaum, Student performers of the Imperial Conservatoire (second cast)

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 1914, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:23:23 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:29:19 +0100