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, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 32. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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


* 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