Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 31 October, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 October 1913, page 531:

Today in the orchestra class I went painstakingly through the Seventh Symphony, each part in turn, having with Kreisler's help the previous evening marked in the phrasing, especially in the wind instruments to eliminate all the unbearable natural harmonics, and also singling out those places where the theme in the double-basses is hard to hear and needs to be brought out (one of Beethoven's shortcomings).

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 October 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 531. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Seventh Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Sergei Prokofiev, Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:35:15 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:38:01 +0100