Sergei Prokofiev in Hyde Park, London - 11 June, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1913, page 437:

Striding heartily through Hyde Park I came across a large crowd and a line of soldiers keeping them back. It transpired that they were waiting for for the calvalcade of the King and the President of France, who was on a state visit to London. I waited for half an hour, partly out of curiosity but mainly because I could not in any case get any further, and was rewarded by the spectacle of King George and President Poincaré passing by in magnificent antique carriages. The crowd welcomed them with cheers while the band thundered out the Marseillaise, breaking into the English National …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 437. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Hyde Park, London


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle
performed by English military musicians
God Save the Queen performed by English military muscians

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:00:41 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:23:09 +0100