Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 4 February, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 February 1914, page 596:

At two o'clock I played through my Concerto with Dranishnikov in the Conservatoire. Naturally, reading from manuscript for the first time and up to speed, he was far from impeccable, all the same he is a splendid accompanist and I am happy that I chose him. I know I can be pretty impressive in the Concerto, and Dranishnikov was bowled over by it; I am counting on its having a similar effect on the judges.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 February 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 596. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Vladimir Dranishnikov, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 February, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Vladimir Dranishnikov, a fellow conducting student, had agreed to accompany S.P. in his Piano Concerto for the final exam.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:29:03 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:20:04 +0100