Letter from Stephen Press

Prokofiev's "Diary 1907-1933" is an invaluable publication: it not only corrects a lot of received knowledge, but it fills in countless details in the composer's life and his compositional process.
     The Diary allows the reader to get to know the man as never before and to share in his day to day thoughts and activities. What emerges is a new, deeper understanding of this too-frequently misunderstood artist.
     This is essential reading for all of Prokofiev's devotees and for scholars from many disciplines.