Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 24 April, 1916, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 April 1916, page 126:

In the afternoon I went to listen to the piano competition at the Conservatoire, for which this year not one but two pianos were to be awarded as prizes. As usual the crowds were out in force and there was an atmosphere of great excitement. Zelensky played extremely well and with great élan, but the most interesting performance was by Zakharov and Eleonora, who stoked up great fires of passion behind a mask of each refusing to acknowledge the existence of the other.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 April 1916, p. 126. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano exam competition performances performed by Eleonora Damskaya, Zelensky, Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 April, 1916, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:12:21 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:34:54 +0100