Prokofiev’s ‘Fiery Angel’ and modernism

By Thursday, May 22, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

I was recently asked to deliver a paper on Prokofiev’s opera The Fiery Angel within the context of contemporary aesthetic views on modernism. I'll be exploring this topic further as I'm working on a big project focussed on the composer's operas but I thought I would put down some initial ideas here. I think Prokofiev’s relationship with ...

Prokofiev’s early manuscripts

By Tuesday, May 20, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The music of Prokofiev’s juvenile period (although there is really nothing juvenile about it!) spans around c. 1896 - c. 1908. The works he wrote at this time can be broadly categorised into three types: works for solo piano; theatrical works; miscellaneous works. My PhD traces the composer’s development of a distinctive compositional voice using ...