The Resource Sergey Prokofiev and his world, edited by Simon Morrison

Sergey Prokofiev and his world, edited by Simon Morrison

Label
Sergey Prokofiev and his world
Title
Sergey Prokofiev and his world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Simon Morrison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), arguably the most popular composer of the twentieth century, led a life of triumph and tragedy. The story of his prodigious childhood in tsarist Russia, maturation in the West, and rise and fall as a Stalinist-era composer is filled with unresolved questions. Sergey Prokofiev and His Worldprobes beneath the surface of his career and contextualizes his contributions to music on both sides of the nascent Cold War divide. The book contains previously unknown documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow and the Prokofiev Estate in Paris. The literary notebook of the composer's mother, Mariya Grigoryevna, illuminates her involvement in his education and is translated in full, as are ninety-eight letters between the composer and his business partner, Levon Atovmyan. The collection also includes a translation of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's unperformed stage adaptation ofEugene Onegin, for which Prokofiev composed incidental music in 1936. The essays in the book range in focus from musical sketches to Kremlin decrees. The contributors explore Prokofiev's time in America; evaluate his working methods in the mid-1930s; document the creation of his score for the filmLieutenant Kizhe; tackle how and why Prokofiev rewrote his 1930 Fourth Symphony in 1947; detail his immortalization by Soviet bureaucrats, composers, and scholars; and examine Prokofiev's interest in Christian Science and the paths it opened for his music. The contributors are Mark Aranovsky, Kevin Bartig, Elizabeth Bergman, Leon Botstein, Pamela Davidson, Caryl Emerson, Marina Frolova-Walker, Nelly Kravetz, Leonid Maximenkov, Stephen Press, and Peter Schmelz
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BWX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.P865
LC item number
S559 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morrison, Simon Alexander
  • Bard Music Festival
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prokofiev, Sergey
  • Prokofʹev, Sergej S
  • Prokofiev, Sergei Sergueevitch
  • Prokof·ev, Sergej S
  • Prokofiev, Sergey
  • Composers
  • Compositeurs
  • Composers
  • Soviet Union
Label
Sergey Prokofiev and his world, edited by Simon Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Look after your son's talents" : The literary notebook of Mariya Prokofieva / introductory essay, commentary, and translation by Pamela Davidson -- The Krzhizhanovsky-Prokofiev collaboration on "Eugene Onegin", 1936 (a lesser-known casualty of the Pushkin death jubilee) / introductory essay, commentary, and translation by Caryl Emerson -- Prokofiev and Atovmyan : Correspondence, 1933-1952 / introduction and commentary by Nelly Kravetz ; translation by Simon Morrison -- Prokofiev's immortalization / Leonid Maximenkov -- "I came too soon" : Prokofiev's early career in America / Stephen D. Press -- Lieutenant Kizhe : New media, new means / Kevin Bartig -- Observations on Prokofiev's sketchbooks / Mark Aranovsky ; translation by Jason Strudler -- Prokofiev on the Los Angeles Limited / Elizabeth Bergman -- Between two aesthetics : The revision of Pilnyak's "Mahogany" and Prokofiev's Fourth symphony / Marina Frolova-Walker -- After Prokofiev / Peter J. Schmelz -- Beyond death and evil : Prokofiev's spirituality and Christian Science / Leon Botstein
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 580 pages
Isbn
9780691138947
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008926970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243941435
  • (OCoLC)ocn243941435
Label
Sergey Prokofiev and his world, edited by Simon Morrison
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Look after your son's talents" : The literary notebook of Mariya Prokofieva / introductory essay, commentary, and translation by Pamela Davidson -- The Krzhizhanovsky-Prokofiev collaboration on "Eugene Onegin", 1936 (a lesser-known casualty of the Pushkin death jubilee) / introductory essay, commentary, and translation by Caryl Emerson -- Prokofiev and Atovmyan : Correspondence, 1933-1952 / introduction and commentary by Nelly Kravetz ; translation by Simon Morrison -- Prokofiev's immortalization / Leonid Maximenkov -- "I came too soon" : Prokofiev's early career in America / Stephen D. Press -- Lieutenant Kizhe : New media, new means / Kevin Bartig -- Observations on Prokofiev's sketchbooks / Mark Aranovsky ; translation by Jason Strudler -- Prokofiev on the Los Angeles Limited / Elizabeth Bergman -- Between two aesthetics : The revision of Pilnyak's "Mahogany" and Prokofiev's Fourth symphony / Marina Frolova-Walker -- After Prokofiev / Peter J. Schmelz -- Beyond death and evil : Prokofiev's spirituality and Christian Science / Leon Botstein
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 580 pages
Isbn
9780691138947
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008926970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243941435
  • (OCoLC)ocn243941435

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