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Skryabin and the Impossible
In 1904, Aleksandr Skryabin conceived a composition that would actualize the Russian Symbolist ideal of spiritual emancipation. In 1913, he determined that the work (called the Mysterium) could notExpand
Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement
Acknowledgments Note on Dating and Transliteration Introduction Chapter 1: Chaikovsky and Decadence Chapter 2: Rimsky-Korsakov and Religious Syncretism Chapter 3: Scriabin and Theurgy Chapter 4:Expand
"Surely people who go clubbing don't read": Dispatches from the Dancefloor and Clubland in Print
In the context of the UK dance club scene during the 1990s, this article redresses a presumption that “people who go clubbing don’t read”. It will thereby test a proposed lacuna in originalExpand
Sergey Prokofiev and his world
Preface and Acknowledgments viii SIMON MORRISON Note on Transliteration, Dates, and Titles xii PART I: DOCUMENTS "Look After Your Son's Talents": 2 The Literary Notebook of Mariya ProkofievaExpand
Prokofiev : from Russia to the West, 1891-1935
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 hisExpand
The semiotics of symmetry, or Rimsky-Korsakov's operatic history lesson
Rimsky-Korsakov dwelled at length on his place in music history. His musings informed his creative processes, notably his handling of operatic time and space relationships. His stage works rely onExpand
Simon Morrison interview, "The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years"
Introduction Chapter 1: 1935-1938 Chapter 2: 1938-39 Chapter 3: The Pushkin Centennial Scores Chapter 4: 1940-43 Chapter 5: The Eisenstein Films and Tonya Chapter 6: 1944-47 Chapter 7: 1948 ChapterExpand
The Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of October, or How the Specter of Communism Haunted Prokofiev
ABSTRACT Prokofiev composed his Anniversary Cantata for the Twentieth of October in order to win favor with Soviet cultural officials. However, his decision to set authentic texts by Lenin, Marx, andExpand
The Origins of Daphnis et Chloe (1912)
Beyond Maurice Ravel9s 1910 score, the remnants of the original production of Daphnis et Chloe --one known stage photograph, an assortment of studio photographs, seven known costumes, brief reviews,Expand