Sergei Prokofiev in Rostov on Don - 23 July, 1914, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 July 1914, pages 721-722:

We arrived in Rostov at eleven o'clock in the morning and once again found ourselves plunged into a seething cauldron of humanity. A monstrously long train carrying reservists to the front was now disgorging, now swallowing thousands of people, some being seen off by wailing womenfolk. Someone was playing a squeezebox, others were singing. 

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 July 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 721-722. accessed: 22 March, 2023

location of experience: Rostov on Don


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

hide composers
Singing and accordion playing at the train station in Rostov

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 July, 1914, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:53:07 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:40:08 +0100