Sergei Prokofiev in Kislovodsk - 8 August, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: August 1917, page 221:

We turned off Poplar Avenue and after crossing three bridges over the Olkhovka river, approached a poetically situated cottage beside a watermill, with a tiny front garden. Downstairs there was just one room, with a door opening directy on to the street! On the bed lay the enchanting Kira, a gloriously beautiful woman of about twenty-three with superb eyelashes, wearing a white bonnet with a blue bow. Balmont sat at her feet, obviously besotted with her, and they were billing and cooing in Spanish, as both of them are linguists and able to converse in all manner of languages. His wife …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: August 1917, p. 221. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Kislovodsk


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Two Gavottes
written by Sergei Prokofiev
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 August, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The woman, Kira Nikolayevna [?], had broken her leg and Balmont was therefore visiting her as an 'errand of mercy', to which his wife apparently felt unable to object.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:47:31 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:21:09 +0100