A word from the editor (NoŽlle Mann)
Sviatoslav Prokofiev, Valery Gergiev, Sir Edward Downes
"An Incredible country": Prokofiev and America
Prokofiev in St Petersburg (Larissa Danko)
The inexorable journey towards France (NoŽlle Mann)
Listening to Prokofiev: memories from a Soviet classroom (Marina Frolova-Walker)
Back in the USSR (Natalia Savkina)
Lina Prokofiev (Lady Joan Downes)
Oleg Prokofiev: traces left behind (Frances Prokofiev)
About the Prokofiev family (NoŽlle Mann)
Little-known facts about people close to Prokofiev
A PHOTO - A STORY
A friendship in Terioki (Serge Prokofiev Jr.)
REVIEWS AND PREVIEWS
Live and on disc: the last decade of Prokofiev performances (David Nice)
FROM THE ARCHIVE
Getting it right!
Boosey & Hawkes
Sir Edward Downes: a life in music (NoŽlle Mann)
This inaugural issue has been conceived as a self-contained Prokofiev document, timeless and wide-ranging. Contributors represent the countries Prokofiev lived in, and are all deeply involved with him as specialists, performers or members of his family.
While a few articles are biographical, others concentrate on his personality, his circle of friends and family and on the significance of his work. Lina and Oleg Prokofiev are especially warmly remembered as we are so indebted to them - in particular for setting up the Archive from which the Association has sprung.
Future issues will include recollections and materials from the family, documents, news, reviews and previews, hopefully a regular Section from Russia, specialist articles and of course, your letters, views and comments. There is no doubt that, over time, your responses and suggestions will help me shape future issues, and I look forward to receiving them.
I should like this journal to bring authoritative knowledge and to sustain an enlightening and lively debate on the significance of Prokofiev's life and work.
It will bring together the opinion of people around the world - professionals and enthusiasts alike - who treasure his music and desire to become acquainted in greater depth with his world.
In the meantime I hope you will enjoy this inaugural issue and I should like to encourage you to spread the word, to help us build an ever wider Prokofiev community.