Item description for Prokofiev (Life & Times Series) (Life&Times) by Thomas Schipperges...
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) lived his life caught between East and West, old and new. He was born in Czarist Russia, and belonged to the avant-garde, but left to live abroad during the Revolution. He returned a decade later as a musical celebrity, influenced by modern Western music, but soon his relationship with the Soviet authorities deteriorated into condemnation and censorship. In spite of this, some Western critics have branded his music Socialist Realism and indeed the Soviets praised him for his collaborations with the filmmaker Sergey Eisenstein. Today his admirers all over the world celebrate his music, which includes his many piano works, his opera The Love for Three Oranges, his ballet music for Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, and the musical fairy tale Peter and the Wolf.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Haus Publishing
ISBN 1904341322 ISBN13 9781904341321