Artefacts in research

I was reminded quite recently of the auction of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony. It brought me back to thinking about the role of artefacts in my research practice. Over the past decade, I have done extensive archival research into Prokofiev as well as the music of Stravinsky, and that of Alexander Tcherepnin. I've spent countless hours looking over faded ...

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 ...


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