Composing for the Red Screen
Prokofiev and Soviet Film
Michigan State University
• The first comprehensive study of Prokfiev’s film music
• Based on new access to previously closed archival sources
Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions.
Drawing on newly available sources, Composing for the Red Screen examines—for the first time—the full extent of this prodigious cinematic career.
272 pages | 50 music examples and 26 photographs
Hardback | 978-0-19-996759-9 | £37.50
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