Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - late September, 1909

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 September 1909, page 116:

That evening and on the following morning I practised hard for Yesipova, and at noon was already at the Conservatoire. I went into her classroom. Everyone due to play today was there: Zakharov, Akhron and Vinogradov were thumping away at three pianos simultaneously, each playing their own pieces. I stood for a moment and then headed for the door. Zakharov called out, 'Where are you off to? This is just up your street, isn't it, all these lovely juicy dissonances!' I threw my music case at him and went out.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 September 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 116. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Students' practice performed by Alexander Vinogradov, Boris Zakharov, Joseph Achron

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:01:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:47:31 +0100