Sergei Prokofiev - 15 September, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 September 1914, page 737:

I had only one student, and she spent all the time staring at her feet and speaking in a deep bass voice. Mme Levenstern introduced us and then left the room. I made her play whatever she could. She drummed her way quite efficiently through 'Gradus ad Parnassum', sumbling occasionally from fright, and then played some scales and arpeggios. I strolled about the room, revelling in my professorial status. I asked her what Beethoven she had learned, and finding out that she was learning his Second Sonata, asked her to bring it to the next lesson. With that I released her and sent her on her …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 September 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 737. accessed: 18 July, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'Gradus ad Parnassum'
written by Muzio Clementi
performed by Kozlova

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 September, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:40:20 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:36:46 +0100