Sergei Prokofiev - 18 April, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 [18] April 1918, page 269:

Rehearsal of the 'Classical' Symphony with the State Orchestra. I conducted it myself, completely improvising, having forgotten the score and never indeed having studied it from a conducting perspective. I thought it might be a complete debacle, but nothing happened and in any case the parts had so many mistakes in them that the session turned mainly into one for making corrrections. It sounds delightful, and exactly what I had in mind. In Kislovodsk I had worried that there would be some antagonism from a 'Revolutionary orchestra' playing my new works, but the opposite was the case: the …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 [18] April 1918, p. 269. accessed: 21 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Classical Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by State Orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 April, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:16:14 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:24:49 +0100