Alexander Glazunov et al. in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 10 May, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1916, page 130:

On 10 May I had my organ exam, for which I diligently studied a four-part Bach fugue with the theme even appearing in the pedals. The exam took place in our organ classroom and was a closed, not a public, affair. The jury consisted of Glazunov, Wihtol and my old enemy Petrov. Handschin, who had attired himself in a long frock-coat for the occasion, assumed an energetic, business-like air. I played with considerable gusto, although my pedalling was not always precise; also I mixed up the manuals. Glazunov made notes about each student, and on mine wrote: 'Some inaccurate disposition' (or …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1916, p. 130. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Alexander Glazunov
Director of the Imperial Conservatoire of Music, Composer
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Four-part fugue
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 May, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:20:56 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:35:03 +0100