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Sergey Prokofiev diaries, 1907-1914 : prodigious youth

Author: Sergey Prokofiev; Anthony Phillips
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events. When he left Russia after the 1917 Revolution, his diaries were recovered from the family flat in Petrograd and later hidden at considerable personal risk by the composer Nikolai Myaskovsky. Prokofiev himself smuggled them out of the country after his first return to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
Sergey Prokofiev diaries, 1907-1914.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)651685467
Named Person: Sergey Prokofiev; Sergey Prokofiev
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sergey Prokofiev; Anthony Phillips
ISBN: 080144540X 9780801445408
OCLC Number: 71350601
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xxvii, 835 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Svyatoslav Prokofiev --
Introduction --
Acknowledgements --
A note on text, transliteration, dates, forms of address and other conventions --
The diaries : 1907 ; 1908 ; 1909 ; 1910 ; 1911 ; 1912 ; 1913 ; 1914.
Other Titles: Diaries.
Responsibility: translated and annotated by Anthony Phillips.

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Sergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events. When he left Russia after the 1917 Revolution,  Read more...
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"Particularly interesting passages concern the composer's meetings with Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Serge Koussevitzky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff; deeply personal reflections on Prokofiev's own Read more...

 
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