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Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography

Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography (Paperback)

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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 extensive archival material, Harlow Robinson traces Prokofiev's extraordinary life from the fairy-tale world of Tsarist Russia, through his many years abroad in America and Europe, to his perplexing permanent return to Moscow in 1936 under the Soviet regime. He died on the same day as Josef Stalin, his principal persecutor, in the final irony of an intense and enigmatic career.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups Publisher: University Press of New England Publication Date: 24/01/2002 ISBN-13: 9781555535179  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 23/02/2002.  

HARLOW ROBINSON is Professor of Modern Languages and History at Northeastern University. He is the author of The Last Impresario: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Sol Hurok and the editor and translator of Selected Letters of Sergei Prokofiev, also published by Northeastern University Press. He is a contributor to the New York Times, Opera News, Dance Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Metropolitan Opera-Texaco International Radio Network. He lives in the Boston area.

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