This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Sergey Prokofiev was one of the twentieth century's greatest composers--and one of its greatest mysteries. Until now. In The People's Artist, Simon Morrison draws on groundbreaking research to illuminate the life of this major composer, deftly analyzing Prokofiev's music in light of new archival discoveries. Indeed, Morrison was the first scholar to gain access to the composer's sealed files in the Russian State Archives, where he uncovered a wealth of previously unknown scores, writings, correspondence, and unopened journals and diaries. The story he found in these documents is one of lofty hopes and disillusionment, of personal and creative upheavals. Morrison shows that Prokofiev seemed to thrive on uncertainty during his Paris years, stashing scores in suitcases, and ultimately stunning his fellow emigrés by returning to Stalin's Russia. At first, Stalin's regime treated him as a celebrity, but Morrison details how the bureaucratic machine ground him down with corrections and censorship (forcing rewrites of such major works as Romeo and Juliet), until it finally censured him in 1948, ending his career and breaking his health.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Simon Morrison is Professor of Music at Princeton University. He restored the original, uncensored version of Romeo and Juliet for the Mark Morris Dance Group, who performed its world premier in 2008.
"Provides a much enlarged picture of [Prokofiev's] later life and work...Professor Morrison has adopted a calm and measured approach, with fluently descriptive and comprehensive accounts of his varied output...Much new cultural and ideological context is lucidly provided." --The Musical Times
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1 This book is brand new; never used or opened. No remainder marks. The dustjacket has some shelfwear. ; 1.65 x 9.29 x 6.3 Inches; 512 pages. Seller Inventory # 112711-375-236
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195181670. Seller Inventory # CC3113
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195181670
Book Description Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Seller Inventory # mon0000457895
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Pristine. No markings. Jacket not clipped. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 009393
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195181670
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195181670
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195181670 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0080331
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0195181670
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 512 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0195181670