Talk by Simon Morrison
Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 5 pm
The Cinema, Main Building, Goldsmiths,
University of London
22, Lewisham Way, London SE14
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
Goldsmiths Events website