Sergei Prokofiev in New York City - 7 November, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 25 October [7 November] 1918, page 351:

Fifth Avenue was entirely filled for several miles with people shouting for joy, grabbing one another, dancing, bearing aloft a coffin for the Kaiser. I rejoiced that the war was over, but in my ears resounded the words of Demchinsky, uttered at the beginning of the war: 'An inglorious war, seven against one!' Yes! Germany had been buffeted right and left before being broken. I went into a beautiful white cathedral. There were quite a number of people inside, mostly women, and the atmosphere was better, although spoilt by the tasteless and triumphalist improvising of an organ. Oh! to have …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 25 October [7 November] 1918, p. 351. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Organ improvisation

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The end of World War I.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:04:40 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:27:00 +0100