Prokofiev (Lives and Times)

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Subjects:

  • Prokofiev, Sergey,,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 1-2,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Music - Classical,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Music,
  • 1891-1953,
  • Biography,
  • Composers

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8745664M
ISBN 101575722208
ISBN 109781575722207
OCLC/WorldCa41966996

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This book seems to be intended for any real fan of Prokofiev. Lastly, this book really strives to explain some of the perplexities of Prokofiev's decisions. In particular, Robinson strives to explain why Prokofiev needed to return to Russia after his extended residence in Paris. This book is well worth the time to by: 5.

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 5/5(2).

The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre. For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled “Master Class” he offers /5(5).

Prokofiev by Prokofiev book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(23). About Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by.

This book is the first in the English language to engage with the composer\'s operatic output in its entirety and provides a contextual, critical and musico-analytical account of all of Prokofiev\'s operas, including those juvenile works that are unpublished as well as the.

Prokofiev from birth to age 17—yes, that's all—as patched together by the composer in later life from diaries, letters, yellowed Prokofiev book scraps, and a fearfully good memory. And, even with editing for American readers, there's an untidy avalanche of unfocused detail and digression as little prodigy Serezhenka grows up on an isolated Ukraine estate in the s (Father was the estate.

Sergei Olegovich Prokofieff (16 January – 26 Prokofiev book ) was a Russian anthroposophist. He was the grandson of the composer Sergei Prokofiev and his first wife Lina Prokofiev, and the son of Oleg Prokofiev and his first wife Sofia Korovina.

Born in Moscow, he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of encountered anthroposophy in his youth, and soon made the decision. Prokofiev () is the composer of masterpieces such as the opera War and Peace, the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the children's fable, Peter and the Wolf.

But when Simon Morrison, a British. Sergei Prokofiev: Selected full-text books and articles. Prokofiev By Israel V. Nestyev; Florence Jonas Stanford University Press, Read preview Overview. Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement By Simon Morrison University of California Press, Librarian's tip: Chap.

Books By Sergei Prokofiev All THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy who, with the help of a bird, outsmarted the big, bad wolf.

A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big, bad wolf and the. Peter and the Wolf (Russian: Пе́тя и волк, tr. "Pétya i volk", IPA: [ˈpʲetʲə i volk]) Op.

67, a "symphonic fairy tale for children", is a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in The narrator tells a children's story, while the orchestra illustrates it.

It is Prokofiev's most frequently performed work and one of the most frequently performed works in the entire. Prokofiev was born in in Sontsovka (now Sontsivka, Pokrovsk Raion, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine), a remote rural estate in the Bakhmutsky Uyezd of the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire.

His father, Sergei Alexeyevich Prokofiev, was an iev's mother, Maria (née Zhitkova), came from a family of former serfs who had been owned by the Sheremetev family, under whose. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Sergey Prokofiev books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. InProkofiev returned to the Soviet Union, where he wrote some of his most famous works.

These include the Lieutenant Kijé suite (), the ballet Romeo and Juliet (), the cantata Alexander Nevsky (), and the opera War and Peace ( 43). Sergei Prokofiev and Janet Schulman and Peter Malone Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD Knopf Books for Young Readers, ; ISBN ; 40 pages THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird.

Sergey Prokofiev book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is a comprehensive, illustrated biography for the music enthus 4/5. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Sergei Prokofiev books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Looking for books by Sergei Prokofiev. See all books authored by Sergei Prokofiev, including Peter and the Wolf, and Peter and the Wolf, and more on Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer. Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev.

In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. An Introduction to Prokofiev's ThanatologyNatalia SavkinaPart V Identity and Structure15 A Genealogy of Prokofiev's Musical Gestures from the Juvenilia to the Later Piano WorksChristina Guillaumier16 The Five Piano Concertos: The Pianist's PerspectiveBoris Berman17 'Things in Themselves': An Analytical Study of Prokofiev's Music NotebooksRita.

Roman Prokofiev is the author of The Incarnator ( avg rating, ratings, 17 reviews), The Enchanter (Project Stellar Book 2) ( avg rating, 82 r /5. Rethinking Prokofiev, Paperback by McAllister, Rita (EDT); Guillaumier, Christina (EDT), ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Rethinking Prokofiev looks at the background, context, and musical mechanics of Sergei Prokofiev's work, revealing much of what makes this composer an idiosyncratic genius and his music intriguing, often dramatic, and almost.

Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, and conductor. Creator of masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet – from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken – and Peter and the : Turtleback Books.

Written inSergei Prokofiev's symphonic fairy tale for narrator and orchestra has enchanted generations of children. This inviting picture book introduces a new generation of youngsters to the exciting story of the hungry wolf, the ill-fated duck, the fortunate cat, the fearless little bird, and the brave and cunning Peter, who helps save his friends from the wolf's jaws -- and the wolf.

This book, the first in-depth biography of Prokofiev since and the most detailed yet written, is based on fresh discoveries and new archival material. Since —the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey and birth—a new assessment of the renowned composer's life and work has become both possible.

Prokofiev wrote the ballet Ala and Lolli (), on themes of ancient Slav mythology, for Diaghilev, who rejected it. Thereupon, Prokofiev reworked the music into the Scythian Suite for orchestra. Its premiere, incaused a scandal but was the culmination of his career in Petrograd (St.

Petersburg). A picture book version of Sergei Prokofiev's composition that sought to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra. For the artwork, the artist constructed miniature stages made of heavy paper, painted in watercolor, and cut and glued together to make a 3-dimensional illustration/5(71).

His books include Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood’s Russians, Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography, Selected Letters of Sergei Prokofiev and The Last Impresario: The Life, Times and Legacy of Sol Hurok. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Opera News, Opera Quarterly, Opera, Musical Brand: Plunkett Lake Press.

By Sergei Prokofiev / ed. Murray Baylor. Piano Book. This distinguished edition from Dr. Murray Baylor includes works that Prokofiev composed for solo piano plus Prokofiev's own piano transcription of works he had written for the symphony orchestra or the stage.

Within its 80 pages you will find the sprightly "Diabolic Suggestion," Op. 4, No. 4,Category: Piano Collection. Also in the archive is the largest collection of published material on Prokofiev in the West, including some scores, over books, periodicals and articles on Prokofiev, and nearly concert programs.

The fast-growing audiovisual collection contains almost audio recordings on CD, LP and cassette, and 65 video/DVD recordings. Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Prokofiev's output therefore has been largely elusive and difficult to assess against contemporary trends.

Still, the main focus of the book is on the music itself: his early, experimental piano and vocal works, as well as his piano concertos, operas, film scores, early ballets, and late symphonies.

Through an empirical examination of his. From toProkofiev lived mostly in Paris, where he composed two ballets, three symphonies, and four concertos. In Prokofiev returned to the Soviet Union.

Back in his native land, Prokofiev's style mellowed, and he accepted the idea that a state-supported artist must appeal to a wide audience.

Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD by Sergei Prokofiev and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Sergei Prokofiev, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, was born in in the Ukraine and died in in composed Peter and the Wolf in Peter Malone has illustrated many distinguished picture books, including Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St.

Francis, The World of King Arthur and His Court, and Magic : Random House Children's Books. The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre. For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled “Master Class” he offers.

"Bartig takes a fresh look at Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky music through a variety of cultural lenses, examining not only the film score itself, but all the various incarnations and appropriations of its music. Behind the elegant and very readable text lies a mountain of solid archival research that lends his book great : Oxford University Press.

Bryusov’s novel. Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel was based on a novel of the same name by Valery Bryusov. Prokofiev was more intrigued by the “orgies” (here, indulgence of passion) presented in the novel rather than the story ideas.

The novel was inspired by Bryusov’s own experiences with one Nina Petrovskaya, and was considered one of the beginnings of the Russian Symbolist movement known.

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This outing tackles the clash between the original cattlemen and the encroaching Read full review. This book, the first in-depth biography of Prokofiev since and the most detailed yet written, is based on fresh discoveries and new archival material.

Since the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey and birth--a new assessment of the renowned composer's life and work has become both possible and necessary.3/5(1).Born in Russia inSerge Prokofiev tirelessly devoted himself to the search for a new, individual music.

His rich creative life coincided with the artistic, cultural, and political tumult that forged the early life of the Soviet Union. When first performed, much of Prokofiev's work was greeted with scorn and derision. However, the fiery Russian composer went on to exert an influence on.

We’re more than halfway through Prokofiev month, and lucky for me—and you, for what it’s worth—I’m more than halfway through my big Prokofiev biography, which means I’ll be on track to finish up with a big treat for next week’s piece (trust me).Being halfway through the book means I am also halfway through Prokofiev’s life, and he, not unlike all of us, had something of a mid.

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