Sergei Prokofiev: Autobiography, Articles, Reminiscences

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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Sergei Prokofiev was a bold innovator who eschewed the beaten path in art all his life, often in defiance of orthodox tastes. His compositions, many of which are today recognized masterpieces of musical art, usually evoked either genuine bewilderment or sharp criticism when first performed.Prokofiev's music is performed today all over the world; his works are studied at music schools everywhere.The first two parts of this book are devoted to the composer's own writings (his autobiographical notes, articles and reviews), the rest to articles about Prokofiev by prominent Soviet musicians, artists, and others who were associated with him at one or another period of his life.
  

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Contents

Compilers Preface
7
Introduction
13
After the Conservatoire
37
The Years Abroad and After My Return Home
51
Introduction
93
Notes
98
A New Soviet Symphony
104
On the Music to Shakespeares Hamlet
110
Myra MendelsonProkofieva Work Was His Life
164
Dmitry Shostakovich An Inspiring Example
192
Dmitry Kabalevsity A Vivid Personality
201
Galina Ulanova The Author of My Favourite Ballets
221
Heinrich Neuhaus Prokofiev Composer and Pianist
228
David Oistrakh In Memorlam
237
Mstislav Rostropovich Prokofiev as I Knew Him
243
llya Ehrenburg He Felt the Heartbeat of Time
252

Semyon Kotko
118
The Artist and the War
124
On Cinderella
132
Music and Life
133
Introduction
141
Serafima Blrman He Gave Himself to His Music
264
Botvinnik Prokofiev the ChessPlayer
281
Catalogue of Sergei Prokofievs Works
287
Notes
311
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