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

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1914, page 627:

Going after the rehearsal into the teaching area of the Conservatoire I discovered that Zelikman, my rival, was about to play his recital programme, this having been delayed for ten days because of Nikolayev's illness. I ran into Damskaya and Struve, and was happy to sit with them in a pretty full hall. Zelikman played with authority and skill, and was greeted with warm applause from the audience. He has good attack and a fine technique although some of his tempi are too fast to be absolutely even and clean. The playing is refined and the detail interesting, but I was left with the feeling …   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. 627. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Robert Schumann
performed by A. V. Zelikman

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:29:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:29:30 +0100