Diaries 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth

Diaries Prodigious Youth Sergey Prokofiev a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events When he left Russia after the Revolution his

  • Title: Diaries 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth
  • Author: Sergei Prokofiev
  • ISBN: 9780801445408
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events When he left Russia after the 1917 Revolution, his diaries were recovered from the family flat in Petrograd and later hidden at considerable personal risk by the composer Nikolai Myaskovsky Prokofiev himself smuggled them oSergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events When he left Russia after the 1917 Revolution, his diaries were recovered from the family flat in Petrograd and later hidden at considerable personal risk by the composer Nikolai Myaskovsky Prokofiev himself smuggled them out of the country after his first return to the Soviet Union in 1927 The later diaries, written in the West, were brought back by legal decree after the composer s death in 1953, to be kept in an inaccessible section of the Soviet State Archive Eventually Prokofiev s son Sviatoslav was allowed to transcribe the voluminous contents When he and his son Sergei eventually emigrated to Paris, they undertook the gigantic task of reproducing the partially encoded manuscript in an intelligible form.Diaries, 1907 1914, the first of three volumes that extend to 1933, covers Prokofiev s years at the St Petersburg Conservatoire Simultaneously attached to and exasperated by the tradition exemplified by composers such as Rimsky Korsakov, Glazunov, and Tcherepnin, the brash young genius relishes the power of his talent to irritate, challenge, and finally overcome the establishment In candid and lively prose, he records the all too normal preoccupations of a young man making his way in the brilliant social and artistic circles of the prewar Russian capital Virtually every artist and musician of note appears in these pages, in penetrating and not always flattering vignettes Prokofiev s main subject, however, is music, its creation and its performance He reveals his own developing aesthetic principles through his assessments of the works of others, even as he composes such early masterpieces as the First and Second Piano Concertos, The Ugly Duckling, the First Violin Concerto, and the Classical Symphony An inexhaustibly rich portrait of a vibrant artistic culture on the edge of war and revolution, Prokofiev s Diaries are both a dramatic illumination of a great composer s creativity and an indispensable contribution to our understanding of musical modernism They constitute an essential and entertaining reference for all lovers of Prokofiev s music.

    Diaries Prodigious Youth by Sergei Prokofiev Dec , When he and his son Sergei eventually emigrated to Paris, they undertook the gigantic task of reproducing the partially encoded manuscript in an intelligible form.Diaries, , the first of three volumes that extend to , covers Prokofiev s years at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Diaries Prodigious Youth Sergey Prokofiev When he and his son Sergei eventually emigrated to Paris, they undertook the gigantic task of reproducing the partially encoded manuscript in an intelligible form.Diaries, , the first of three volumes that extend to , covers Prokofiev s years at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Diaries Prodigious Youth by Sergey Prokofiev Diaries Prodigious Youth by Sergey Prokofiev Sergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events. Diaries Prodigious Youth book by Sergei Diaries Prodigious Youth by Sergei Prokofiev, Anthony Phillips Edited and translated by , Sviatoslav Prokofiev Foreword by Be the first to review this item. Diaries Sergey Prokofiev Diaries by Sergey Prokofiev, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Sergey Prokofiev Diaries Prodigious Youth Ed Diary keeping, like letter writing, is increasingly a lost art in the twenty first century But at the time Prokofiev was writing his diary, it was a normal part of Russian middle class life several of his contemporaries who feature in his early diary kept diaries themselves, notably Nikolay Myaskovsky who later disposed of much of it, retaining only selected portions. Diaries of Prokofiev made public for the first time CBC News Diaries of Prokofiev made public for the first time Social Sharing The diaries of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, written between and , are being published for the first time. Day Diaries Prodigious Youth whatmeread Oct , But in , he is only sixteen years old Although he is a prodigy in music and extremely intelligent, he is a teenager His diaries are concerned with his triumphs in school, music, and chess his preferences for his female schoolmates, which change daily and his Project MUSE Sergey Prokofiev Diaries But at the time Prokofiev was writing his diary, it was a normal part of Russian middle class life several of his contemporaries who feature in his early diary kept diaries themselves, notably Nikolay Myaskovsky who later disposed of much of it, retaining only selected portions. Sergey Prokofiev diaries, prodigious youth Sergey Prokofiev diaries, prodigious youth Sergey Prokofiev Anthony Phillips Sergey Prokofiev, a compulsive diarist and gifted and idiosyncratic writer, possessed an incorrigibly sardonic curiosity about individuals and events.

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    2 thoughts on “Diaries 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth

    1. Sergei Prokofiev Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Diaries 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth book, this is one of the most wanted Sergei Prokofiev author readers around the world.

    2. This was book was disappointing because the composer is not nearly as interesting as one might think after hearing his music. His own writings prove he is more a product of his wealthy upbringing and less a product of self-expression. He was brought up going to a music conservatory and his parents were land owners in Russia at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. He was insolated in classical music training because his parents could afford it, meanwhile the workers on the land they managed star [...]

    3. A rather subjective insight on one of the most innovative composer. Most classical pianists like myself would be super curious about the composer's personality and beginnings as a student at the moscow conservatory of music. If you do not like the composer's art, i doubt that you would appreciate this book. Some might say that the genius of prokofiev had little to do with this particular book(the 1st of the 3) but i beg to differ. Though he had a very smooth sailing journey as a piano student an [...]

    4. A very descriptive, if sometimes overly verbose, text. Gives a vivid depiction of Prokofiev's life, as well as his surroundings and the people with whom he interacted.

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