A noisy neighbour

The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was evicted from his lodgings on several occasions on account of the noise which accompanied his endeavors. Eventually he stopped composing at the piano, using it only to test certain harmonic combinations. This practice proved adequate until his work was interrupted one day by the arrival of a policeman: “You have just played two hundred and eighteen times in succession,” he announced, “the same wildly barbaric chord. Don’t deny it. I was in the flat below, I counted them. I summon you to vacate these premises…”

Source: http://www.anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=14200