Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 22 April, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 April 1914, page 661:

Walking on the stage, I saw that many of the professors (there was an army of about thirty of them sitting there) were turning over the pages of the copies of my Concerto that I had been distributing during the week.

The Concerto went splendidly. I was not at all nervous, since I had already performed it in public several times. Dranishnikov's accompaniment was beyond praise: now thundering like a real orchestra, now dropping down to a ravishing sotto voce, at all times following the soloist as only someone who sincerely understands and loves this work could do. My basic …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 April 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 661. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Dranishnikov, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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


The Grand Piano Prize Competition at the Conservatoire

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:28:27 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:33:39 +0100