Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 6 January, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 January 1916, page 66:

It was definitely a shrewd move on my part to start with the second movement, because the orchestra attacked it with enthusiasm, even seeming to enjoy learning the passage-work. Parts of it sound extremely interesting, and altogether it looks as though 'Alochka' is going to take off like a rocket. The orchestra played the first movement very well indeed, and it was only in the harmonics that we came to grief. At that point we stopped, since the rehearsal time had run out.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 January 1916, p. 66. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 January, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:19:54 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:44:05 +0100