Sergei Prokofiev in Los Angeles - 31 December, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1920, page 565:

A figure resembling a murdered corpse was sprawled out in a chaise-longue on the terrace in front of the house, obviously having drunk himself into a state of oblivion. I ran into the house*, happy to get away from the automobile chase I had just endured, and immediately found myself in the midst of a bacchanalian orgy. About fifty people were crammed into four small rooms, almost all of them in fancy dress, the majority of the men dressed as women and vice versa. The wailing of a saxophone and the beat of a drum accompanied a wild dance that was snaking chaotically across the floor. The …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1920, p. 565. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Party music

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* The Godowsky's house in Los Angeles

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:20:28 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:56:32 +0100