Sergei Prokofiev - 28 January, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: January 1917, page 168:

I went to Saratov on 30 January; the first orchestral rehearsal took place two days before, on the 28th. This was, I think, for me the most interesting moment of the opera's production. I sat with Aslanov and followed the music with passionate attention from the second copy of the score. Everything had come off! This was wonderful! It meant that I had developed real skill at orchestrating, and the next step on the ladder would be the achievement of total mastery. It was no longer enough to see that something had 'come off', I wanted to single out those moments that were particularly vivid …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: January 1917, p. 168. accessed: 3 February, 2023

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Gambler
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:09:27 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:37:18 +0100