Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 6 May, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 May 1914, page 672:

Seeing that the Concerto had been so ceremoniously introduced and studied yesterday*, I had to practise it assiduously myself in the morning in order not to disgrace myself in the solo part, particularly as I had not looked at it since the day of the competition. At two o'clock I went to the rehearsal, where Tcherepnin gleefully announced that as he had already started rehearsing it yesterday, he would begin with it today. While waiting for the orchestra to assemble he sat with the trombones and went through with them some of the interjections made my the brass. This produced something like…   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 May 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 672. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Brass interjections from Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Imperial Conservatoire trombonists

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 May, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* At a Graduation Concert rehearsal in the Conservatoire

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:49:00 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:34:58 +0100