Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 11 January, 1916, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1916, page 69:

 My absence yesterday has compromised my reputation for reliability in Ziloti's eyes, and at nine o'clock this morning he was on the telephone checking whether I was up and ready to come to the rehearsal. The whole complement was on hand today, with the exception of some percussion instruments, the piano and others of that sort. Once again I began with the second movement, and after several repetitions, not completely devoid of brilliant effects albeit a trifle rough here and there, the orchestra rewarded me with a brief ovation. I certainly was not expecting this, despite the fact …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1916, p. 69. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1916, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:06:05 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:45:19 +0100