Sergei Prokofiev in Los Angeles - 13 December, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 January 1921, page 578:

The evening, or rather night, passed very pleasantly, everyone getting merry with drink and I danced with Baranovskaya. At midnight all the lights were doused, we shouted 'hurrah' and someone sang 'God Save the Tsar' and then immediately the Marseillaise. We agreed on 'Slavsya!' from A Life for the Tsar, which I predicted would be the future Russian National Anthem*, and which Ariadna and I there and then played on the piano four-hands.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 January 1921, p. 578. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Ariadna Rumanova (née Nikolskaya), Sergei Prokofiev
God Save the Tsar

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 December, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* S.P. was incorrect in this - 'Slavsya!' never became recognised as the Russian National Anthem after the revolution. Gathering at Alla Nazimova's house to celebrate the Russian New Year (by the Orthodox calendar).

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:03:31 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:00:23 +0100