Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer
Boris Berman | ISBN: 0300114907 | PDF | 255 pages | 2008 | 6 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre. For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled “Master Class” he offers suggestions for interpretation and specific advice for performing. Berman also corrects for the first time various misprints in published scores and includes a helpful glossary of musical terms.

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (repost)

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (repost)

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer by Boris Berman
English | Apr 24, 2008 | ISBN: 0300114907 | 256 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years by Simon Morrison
English | 27 Nov. 2008 | ISBN: 0195181670 | 520 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

A study in contrasts, the career of Sergey Prokofiev spanned the globe, leaving him witness to the most significant political and historical events of the first half of the twentieth century.

Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film

Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film

Kevin Bartig, "Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film"
English | ISBN: 0199967598, 0190213280 | 2013 | 256 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film (Repost)

Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film (Repost)

Kevin Bartig, "Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film"
English | ISBN: 0199967598, 0190213280 | 2013 | 256 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Simon Morrison, "The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2008-11-25 | ISBN: 0195181670 | 520 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Collection of medieval military history books

Collection of medieval military history books

Collection of illustrated books on mediaeval military history, not all of them from Osprey.

For those who read both English and Russian there is an intriguing double-bill on the same subject, Battle on Lake Peipus 1242 (remember Eisenstein's “Alexander Nevskiy” with the rousing score by Prokofiev?). Do these two books really describe the same battle?

The Russian Century: A Hundred Years of Russian Lives By George Pahomov

The Russian Century: A Hundred Years of Russian Lives By George Pahomov

The Russian Century: A Hundred Years of Russian Lives By George Pahomov
Publisher: University Press of America 2008-09-28 | 308 Pages | ISBN: 0761840690 | PDF | 1 MB

Russia has had a great influence on the twentieth century world. Russian music,dance, theatre, art, and literature have shaped contemporary life in significant ways. It is very unlikely that one reaches adulthood without reading Dr. Zhivago, seeing the films of Eisenstein or the plays of Chekhov. And any overview of 20th century art and music will prominently include Malevich, Kandinsky, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. But this influence also has a dark side.

Diaghilev: A Life (repost)

Diaghilev: A Life (repost)

Diaghilev: A Life by Sjeng Scheijen
English | ISBN: 0199751498 | 2010-09-01 | PDF | 560 pages | 7 Mb

Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, and Goncharova.

Famous Pianists and Their Technique, New Edition (repost)

Famous Pianists and Their Technique, New Edition (repost)

Famous Pianists and Their Technique, New Edition by Reginald R. Gerig
English | 2007 | ISBN-10: 0253348552 | 640 pages | Djvu | 15 MB

Famous Pianists and Their Technique has been a standard in the field since its first publication in 1974. This widely used and acclaimed history of piano technical thought includes insights into the techniques of masters such as C.P.E. Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Debussy, Godowsky, Horowitz, Levinskaya, Leschetizky, the Lhevinnes, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Rubinstein, and Schubert, among others.

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music by Gregor Tassie
English | Dec 29, 2009 | ISBN: 0810869748 | 384 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Kirill Kondrashin is regarded as one of the most brilliant Russian conductors of the 20th century and a great interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music, Gregor Tassie presents a full biography of the artist, from his humble background and early conducting experience at age 17, through his 20 years in Leningrad and at the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the expanded symphonic career that followed, through his defection in 1978, and his unexpected death of a heart attack in 1981.