Prokofiev: A Portrait: His works / His life (2 CDs of music plus a detailed essay and photographs)

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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: A Portrait: His works / His life (2 CDs of music plus a detailed essay and photographs)
Various artists incls Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice, Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra

[ Naxos Educational / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 22 December 2007

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Among the most popular of twentieth-century composers, Sergey Prokofiev is seen as a great musical giant of the Soviet Union. But after the 1917 Revolution he took his talents to the United States and France. Only later was he lured by the power of Mother Russia to return to his homeland. It is unfortunate that this coincided with Stalin's push towards Socialist Realism in the arts. He spent his last seventeen years being variously stimulated and repressed by Stalinist cultural policies, yet he produced a wealth of orchestral and dramatic works that are now staples of concert halls and theatres across the world.

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