Sergei Prokofiev in Los Angeles - 31 December, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1920, page 566:

By this time the atmosphere was fairly steamy, but more from the dancing, the generally erotic ambience and the wailing of the saxophone, as no wine was served and anyone who was drunk had either become so before arriving or had discovered a source outside. I wanted to dance myself, and although I had never danced in America and did not know any of the American dances, I asked Baranovskaya to teach me, which she did very willingly and very successfully. 

'Is that all I have to do?' I asked, having easily mastered the steps. 'Yes, but you need to be a bit more immoral,' she …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1920, p. 566. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Party music

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:29:11 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:56:56 +0100