Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 14 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1913, pages 541-542:

At last the concert began. I went to the podium not from the forestage but through the orchestra, threading my way around the stands. However, my progress was spotted from the balcony, and was greeted by applause. I ascended the podium, bowed, then asked Vassily to re-seat the clarinets. This took some time, and then I began. The opening chords sounded marvellous, and after that all went smoothly, better than yesterday. I felt myself to be fully in control although, naturally, not everything was as perfect as I would have wished. But to achieve refined nuances in a performance by a student …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 541-542. accessed: 20 May, 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 Student orchestra of the Imperial Conservatoire, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 23:24:28 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:42:16 +0100