Sergei Prokofiev in Alexandrinsky Theatre - 5 October, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 October 1913, page 525:

From the stationI hurried off to the Music Drama Theatre* for Godunov, where Myaskovsky was already waiting for me. The conductor, Bikhter**, prides himself on his originality, and in desperately seeking something new to say so distorted the themes that it was positively unpleasant to listen to.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 October 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 525. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Alexandrinsky Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Artists and orchestra of the Music Drama Theatre, Mikhail Bikhter

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 October, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* The Alexandrinsky Theatre ** Mikhail Bikhter (1881 - 1947). Student of Anna Yesipova (like S.P) and later professor at the Leningrad Conservatoire.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:01:44 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:36:32 +0100