Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 9 March, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 March 1914, page 616:

Shtember called for me at seven o'clock and together we went to the Small Hall for a rehearsal of the exam recital programme, but neither Anna Nikolayevna* nor Kalantarova** came. All six candidates were present, however, and we played from the platform to an empty hall. The girls' attitude to me was fairly hostile, while I in turn jeered at them for playing so appallingly. Yesipova had not given them many lessons and had only gone superficially through their programmes with them. The stupid creatures were incapable of working anything out for themselves without their teacher, so their …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 616. accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Rehearsal for exam performances performed by Female piano students of the Imperial Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 March, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Yesipova, piano professor of S.P. * Yesipova's teaching assistant

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:19:42 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:27:35 +0100