Talk by Simon Morrison

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 5 pm

The Cinema, Main Building, Goldsmiths,

University of London

22, Lewisham Way, London SE14

Free Admission


This talk, based on documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature

and Art, the Russian State Archive of Social-Political History, and the

Prokofiev Estate in Paris, describes how and why Prokofiev's wife Lina was

arrested in 1948, the specific nature of her incarceration in the Gulag,

and her release in 1956.

Simon Morrison is Professor of Music at Princeton University, specializing

in Russian and Soviet music, French neoclassicism, and ballet. The President

of the Prokofiev Foundation, he is the author of 'The People's Artist:

Prokofiev's Soviet Years', and a forthcoming biography of Lina Prokofiev.

Morrison is also researching a book on Shostakovich with support from a

Guggenheim Fellowship.


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19 APRIL 2012