Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 14 March, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 March 1924, page 32:

Collected Ptashka* and the little one** and brought them back. Ptashka approved of the flat. The piano was brought in today, a grand, they could hardly get it in. We have particularly unappealing neighbours: below us lives a girl who keeps on bashing out the most terrible rubbish on the piano from six o'clock in the evening until half past ten. I am in despair, especially if this is going to go on for three months. I hammered on the floor with my heels, very loudly, her response to which was to shriek indignantly. The walls in this building are made of cardboard.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459532722483 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Loud piano playing performed by Girl in the flat below

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 March, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

* S.P.'s nickname for his wife, Lina Prokofiev (née Codina) * Svyatoslav, S.P.'s first son (born on 27 February, 1924)


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:45:22 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:36:51 +0100