Sergei Prokofiev - 21 October, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 October 1916, page 143:

The first rehearsal of The Gambler took place, eventually, on the 21st, in one of the inner rooms of the Mariinsky Theatre with a piano up on a platform. I sat at the piano and played, this time without singing a single word. The theatre's library had finally succeeded in producing lithographed vocal scores of the first and second acts, and the singers sat with them attempting (not always successfully) to sing along.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 October 1916, p. 143. accessed: 24 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Gambler
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev, Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 October, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:04:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:35:41 +0100