Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 14 January, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 January 1916, page 72:

The object of today's rehearsal is to achieve a piano and forte, since the music itself has been more or less sorted out. I played through the whole Suite almost without stopping, and everything now seems to be clear. True, there is still no pianissimo, only piano, and no fortissimo, we never get more than forte, moreover God only knows what is wrong with the trombones: instead of the 'raucousness' of which Rimsky-Korsakov write in his orchestration manual, ours sounds more like the buzzing of mosquitoes. Tyulin came to listen, and was ecstatic. 

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 January 1916, p. 72. accessed: 28 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 14 January, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:37:47 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:30:50 +0100