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Sergei Prokofiev : a biography

Author: Harlow Robinson
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prolific creator of such classic popular works as Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was one of the most important composers of the 20th century. This biography offers a detailed portrait of a complex man whose character, and music, combined the traditional and contemporary. Drawing on access to previously unknown or unavailable Russian-language sources, including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Sergey Prokofiev; S S Prokofʹev; Sergey Prokofiev; Sergey Prokofiev; Sergej Sergeevič Prokofʹev; Sergej S Prokof·ev
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow Robinson
ISBN: 1555535178 9781555535179
OCLC Number: 49238599
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 1987.
Description: xxiv, 584 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Seryozhenka 7 --
2. Harmony and Revolution 30 --
3. The Bad Boy of Russian Music 46 --
4. Free Artist 65 --
5. Out in the World 77 --
6. Battle of the Pianos 90 --
7. Let Us be Like the Sun 101 --
8. Fugitive Visions 127 --
9. America 141 --
10. A Scythian in Paris 157 --
11. Ettal 171 --
12. A Tale of Three Serges 180 --
13. The Prodigal on Tour 200 --
14. Choses En Soi 209 --
15. Our Musical Advance Post 234 --
16. A New Simplicity 270 --
17. From Macy's to Moscow 313 --
18. Lessons in Soviet Reality 347 --
19. Mira 365 --
20. Behind the Lines 388 --
21. Swan 416 --
22. Before the Storm 438 --
23. Under Fire 467 --
24. "My Soul Hurts" 478.
Responsibility: by Harlow Robinson [with a new foreword and afterword by the author].

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