Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 30 November, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 November 1912, page 245:

This morning there was a rehearsal of Maccabeus* with orchestra and singers. It went well, although I had to yell at them from time to time. Boryusya [Boris Zakharov] was there; the first time he had seen me conduct. He then played the Glazunov Concerto. Yes! That's Zakharov's playing all over, the same awful insincere emotion as always! Glazunov accompanied appallingly.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 November 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 245. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Judas Maccabeus
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Students of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire
Piano Concerto
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Alexander Glazunov, Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 November, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* George Frideric Handel's 1747 oratorio, Judas Maccabeus

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:23:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:09:53 +0100