Alexander Siloti et al. - 15 December, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 January 1916, page 73:

General rehearsal. Benois, Coates, Malko, Steinberg, Shteiman, Walter, Nurok, the Damskaya sisters, Mama, my aunts. I addressed the trombones, asking them to play at maximum volume. The work was played right through without stopping, and pretty well - the eighth rehearsal, after all. At the end, some of the orchestra applauded, fifteen or so booed, and the remainder indignantly reproached their colleagues: 'That's enough! Stop that, it's uncalled-for...' Ziloti was in total ecstacy, rushing around the hall shouting: 'A slap! A real slap!' meaning that in this piece I was giving the audience…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 January 1916, p. 73. accessed: 22 February, 2024

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Alexander Siloti
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 December, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:47:25 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:30:58 +0100