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

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 May 1914, pages 672-673:

Tcherepnin first played through the entire work without me, and then I joined for a complete run-through, which was played without a break. Tcherepnin got carried away and forced the tempi to such an extent that in some passages I had no time to play all the notes. Sometimes he did not follow me, but I decided not to stop him or annoy him with remarks at the time, saving them for later, especially in view of the fact that there are to be four rehearsals for the cocnert and Tcherepnin has promised to find time for the Concerto in all of them. He is making tremendous efforts, has thrown …   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. 672-673. accessed: 23 May, 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 Nikolay Tcherepnin, Sergei Prokofiev, The New Conservatoire Orchestra

Experience Information

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


Rehearsal for the Graduation Concert

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:57:02 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:35:07 +0100