in Grove Music Online
December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1157 words.
Opera in five acts, op.81, by sergey Prokofiev to a libretto by the composer and Valentin Katayev after Katayev’s novella Ya–sïn trudovogo naroda (‘I am a Son of the Labouring Masses’);...
in The People's Artist
November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 15611 words.
This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's activities from the spring of 1938 to the winter of 1939, a period that witnessed the loss of his ability to travel abroad, the arrest (at the height of...
in Stalin's Music Prize
April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Russian and Eastern European History. 11190 words.
This chapter focuses on the Stalin Prize history of Sergei Prokofiev, who won six times between 1943 and 1951. More specifically, it examines the convoluted and even paradoxical nature of...
in Composing for the Red Screen
May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 10543 words.
Chapter 5 addresses four scores from 1940–42, all for films begun either immediately prior to or in the first year of the Great Patriotic War. These included two historical biopics, Albert...