プロコフィエフ伝<br>Prokofiev : From Russia to the West, 1891-1935

プロコフィエフ伝
Prokofiev : From Russia to the West, 1891-1935

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 364 p., 16 illus.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780300099140
  • DDC分類 B

基本説明

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.

Full Description


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.

Table of Contents

        Illustrations                              ix
Preface x
Acknowledgments xv
A note on transliteration and dates xvii
Part One Russia: childhood and youth,
1891---1918
Prologue Speak, memory 3 (2)
Of giants and battleships, 1891--1904 5 (20)
Youth and early works
Prokosha in St Petersburg, 1904--6 25 (16)
First steps at the St Petersburg
Conservatory
A friend for life, 1906--9 41 (20)
Myaskovsky; other composers and
influences; debut recitals
Classical, symbolical, 1909--13 61 (28)
Classicism and modernism; Maddalena;
Second Sonata
Sun worship, 1913--15 89 (27)
Stravinsky and other currents; Second
Piano Concerto; Ballets Russes; Diaghilev
and first ballets
A game of chance, 1915--18 116 (29)
The Gambler; Revolution and departure
Part Two America, France and Germany, 1918--35
In quest of three oranges, 1918--19 145 (21)
Journey to America; first concerts in New
York; The Love for Three Oranges
Devil's work, 1919--22 166 (20)
Chout in Paris; European residences and
tours; Stravinsky and Diaghilev; French
summers; Third Piano Concerto
Passion play, 1922--3 186 (11)
Bavaria; marriage; re-established Soviet
links
Three steps of steel, 1923--5 197 (23)
Paris triumphs; extreme modernism; a
constructivist ballet
From America to Bolshevizia, 1925--7 220 (23)
Success in the USA; first tour of the USSR
Stage and symphony, 1927--9 243 (25)
The Fiery Angel and The Prodigal Son;
Third and Fourth Symphonies
Outlines of a real face, 1929--32 268 (30)
`New simplicity'; European concert tours;
uneasy relations with the USSR
Sound and vision, 1932--4 298 (22)
Recordings in London and Paris;
Lieutenant Kije in Leningrad; renewed
ties with Soviet artistic life
The path to happiness, 1934--5 320 (17)
The Soviet scene; Romeo and Juliet;
summer in the country; the eve of a
decision
Notes 337 (20)
Bibliography 357 (4)
Appendices 361 (12)
Works 363 (6)
Recordings 369 (1)
Recital programmes 370 (2)
A game of chess 372 (1)
Index 373