Sergey Prokofiev

Author: Jaffe Daniel

Price: $19.95
$19.95
SKU: 9780714847740

A comprehensive, revealing biography of the versatile Russian composer and pianist.

The versatile composer and pianist Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953) is among the most significant and individual figures in twentieth-century Russian music. Best known for the ballet Romeo and Juliet and his piece for children Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev wrote primarily for the stage and also contributed notably to the genres of symphony and concerto.

The pressure from Soviet authority, following his return to Russia after years abroad, stimulated as much as it limited his creativity, leading ultimately to the denunciation of his music in 1948 as 'formalistic'. This revealing and comprehensive biography examines Prokofiev's works – wild, brilliant, lyrical, sometimes unashamedly over-the-top – as inseparable from the political background of their composition.

Price: $19.95
Book Cover:  Sergey Prokofiev
Published:01/03/2008
Format:Paperback, 240 pages
RRP:$19.95
price:AUD $19.95
ISBN-13:9780714847740
ISBN-10:0714847747
Origin:Australia
Publisher:Phaidon
Imprint:Phaidon

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