Student orchestra member of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire et al. in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 12 January, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 January 1916, page 70:

In the interval [of the rehearsal for Ala i Lolli] I was surrounded by players from the orchestra, and one of them said to me that the constant extreme dissonances had affected his nerves so badly that he was becoming quite ill. He enquired why I should want to write in this way, surely it could not be from the heart so much as the fruit of a distorted and peverse imagination?

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 January 1916, p. 70. accessed: 26 May, 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 12 January, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:22:02 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:46:24 +0100