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Oxford University Press Publishes New Prokofiev Biography

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I just received an email notification for the release of a new Prokofiev biography published by the Oxford University Press called, The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years written by Simon Morrison. Per the email,

Based on exclusive access to previously sealed archives, The People’s Artist provides an illuminating look at Prokofiev's life and work in Stalinist Russia. As his best known work—the ballet of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet—is revived on stage, the score restored by the author himself, the significance of Prokofiev’s life and work to the worlds of modern music and dance continues to be reinforced.

Here's a link to a short bio of the author from the Mark Morris Dance Group site:


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