Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 9 January, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 January 1916, page 67:

At eleven o'clock they had a break after which Tcherepnin and I changed over, he coming to the strings and I taking over the wind. Here things were not so good: an atmosphere of indolence, everything terribly loud, the music more complex than that for the strings, the dissonances sounding more strident and occasioning even angrier grimaces, which I, empathising with the bassons and horns, could even admit to a certain embarrassment that I was obliging them to make such disagreeable sounds. In addition, from lack of practice, I got extremely tired.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 January 1916, p. 67. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Wind section rehearsal of 'Ala i Lolli'
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Wind section of the Imperial Conservatoire orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 January, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:34:19 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:45:02 +0100