Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 28 January, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 January 1910, page 145:

My chorus* was performed at the 18 January concert. This was rather short notice, necessitating a compressed rehearsal schedule, but there was no possibility of delaying it, because the next student concert was not until the 12 February, at which time I would be away in Moscow, and the one after it would not be until March. When the orchestra played through its part at rehearsal it sounded wonderful, and I was quite satisfied with my orchestration. But when the orchestra was combined with the choir the result was such an utter mess that it was impossible to hear anything; neither group was …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 January 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 145. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The White Swan, Op. 7 No. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Students of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* The White Swan, set to text by Konstatin Balmont. Later published as Op. 7, No. 1

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:10:35 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:54:16 +0100