This book is part of the series “Vanished Nations”, which consists of titles printed in places that are no longer in existence, such as Yugoslavia and the USSR.
Sergei Prokofiev: Autobiography, Articles, Reminiscences
Compiled, edited and notes by L. Shlifstein
Foreign Languages Publishing House
Moscow, USSR (1962)
Designed by A. Vasin
Used book. Slight shelf wear. Pages somewhat yellowed around the edges, no markings or underlinings. All in all, a very good copy.
Sergei Prokofiev was a bold innovator who eschewed the beaten path in art all his life, often in definance of orthodox tastes. His compositions, many of which are today recognized masterpieces of musical art, usually evoked either genuine bewilderment or sharp criticism when first performed. The first two parts of this book are devoted to the composer’s own writings (his autobiographical notes, articles and reviews), the rest to articles about Prokofiev by prominent Soviet musicians, artists, and others who were associated with him at one or another period of his life.