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Prokofiev: A Biography: From Russia to the West, 1891–1935 [Hardcover]

Mr. David Nice
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April 28 2003
An assessment of the life and work of renowned composer, Sergey Prokofiev, in which David Nice draws on a range of sources. The text follows Prokofiev's personal and musical progression from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent travelling in America and Europe as an acclaimed interpreter of his own works. Nice sheds light on Prokofiev's early years at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, his departure from Russia in 1918 for what he thought would be a short tour of America, and his marriage and family relationships. He considers the music of Prokofiev's years in the West (long dismissed by Soviet musicologists as decadent work weakened by the composer's absence from the motherland), moving from the lyricism of his St Petersburg years to the fresh simplicity of his early Soviet scores. Nice also examines the complex reasons which led Prokofiev to move his family to the Soviet Union in 1936. A second volume will cover Prokofiev's life from this period to his death in 1953.

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This book, the first in-depth biography of Prokofiev since 1987 and the most detailed yet written, is based on fresh discoveries and new archival material.

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David Nice is a writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on music, and author of books on Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss.

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5.0 out of 5 stars an insightful look at the man July 7 2013
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This book is very interesting and different in style from other bios I have read. The author wrote in this book the first part of the life of Prokofiev and in doing so use materials which makes the man speak to us and present a portrait that is insightful and allows the reader to have a better understanding of who was Prokofiev and what made him tick. Really enjoyed it and I do sincerely hope that author David Nice will now write the second book giving us the latter part of Prokofiev life.
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