Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 16 March, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 March 1924, page 32:

At nine o'clock the wretched female on the floor below began strumming on the piano, and as the night before I had gone to bed at four, I did not get enough sleep. Ptashka commissioned O.V. [Olga Vladislavovna Codina, Lina's mother] to buy some wax plugs for me to stop up my ears, on account both of the girl and of Svyatoslav. It is just as well that I have no plans to composer this spring! In June we will go somewhere by the sea, and then ... !

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 32. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano playing performed by Girl in the flat below

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 March, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:50:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:37:25 +0100