Anatoly Lyadov in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 19 April, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 April 1909, pages 89-90:

A week ago we had our exam in Form, which consisted simply of assessments of the work we have produced during the year. I presented my opera scena, a couple of songs, a chorus, a sonata, an Andante, a few pieces - thematic fragments and outlines. If I had also brought some variations, a genre I can't abide, I would have produced more work than anyone, since no one else had done an operatic scena. I was asked to play the sonata: the whole of the first movement, half the second and half the third, then 'Thou wast meek but dangerous', and finally the opening of the operatic scena. I was told …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 April 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 89-90. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


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Experience Information

Date/Time 19 April, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:59:47 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:40:56 +0100