Sergei Prokofiev in Omori Ota, Shinagawa, Tokyo - 24 July, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 [24] July 1918, page 306:

Ariadna the Magnificent has left her mark in this little corner as well: walking in the garden I came across a taciturn Italian whistling themes from Boris Godunov. This he was doing in memory of a Russian lady with whom he had fallen in love. Apparently she had played him Boris Godunov and then left for America. The lady's name was Rumanova.*

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 [24] July 1918, p. 306. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Omori Ota, Shinagawa, Tokyo


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Themes from Boris Godunov
written by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
performed by An Italian man

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 July, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


* Ariadna Rumanova, formerly Ariadna Nikolskaya - a former classmate of S.P. from the Conservatoire.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 00:35:21 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:26:23 +0100