Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - May, 1911

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 June 1911, page 220:

One day she [Marina Pavlova, singing student at the Imperial Conservatoire] invited me to play the piano accompaniment for her singing exam, and I was delighted to agree. Although she repeated the invitation, when I proposed coming into her class so that we could try out our repertoire together, she took fright and chased me away. As the exam approached, I could see that Pavlova was torn between wanting me to be her accompanist and not wanting me to hear her sing in, so to say, an informal situation. Without telling her, I therefore went directly to Professor Ivanov-Smolensky, for whose …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 June 1911. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 220. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Singing exam rehearsals performed by Marina Pavlova, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:14:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:09:17 +0100