Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - late September, 1909
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 September 1909, page 118:
And so, having parted from [Max] Schmidthof, I went into the class, and the lesson soon began. Akhron was the first to play. He was note-perfect, loud and confident, like a gramophone record, but without much artistic feeling.After him came Zakharov. He played well, and with insight, but all the same something was missing; it all had a kind of smoky miasma over it, and Yesipova was dissatisfied. 'You didn't do much work this summer, did you?' she said. 'On the contrary, I worked very hard ... ' And indeed, Zakharov had made strenuous efforts all summer, but with wretchedly poor results.
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 September 1909. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 118. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425337805111 accessed: 22 September, 2023
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|Performances at Yesipova's class at the Imperial Russian Conservatoire||performed by Akhron, Boris Zakharov|
|Date/Time||late September, 1909|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|