New Directions in Prokofiev Studies

  • Friday April 13, 2018, 1pm-5pm – Butler Library, Columbia University

Image credit: Anna Ostroumova, Portrait of Serge Prokofiev, Paris, 1926, Reproduction, Serge Prokofiev Archive, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

This symposium brings together leading international scholars to discuss emerging trends in Prokofiev scholarship. Special focus will be on research conducted at Columbia’s Serge Prokofiev ArchiveThe symposium is free and open to the public.

Presentations will include:

Rita McAllister (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): “Things in Themselves: The ‘Seeds of the Flowers’, and the 138 Questions You Wished You Could Have Asked Prokofiev”

Christina Guillaumier (Royal College of Music, London): “Prokofiev’s Operas: Problems and Perspectives”

Natalia Savkina (Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory)

Klara Moricz (Amherst College): “Soviet “méchanique” or the Bolshevik Sublime in Prokofiev’s Pas d’acier”

Barbara Nissman (Professional Concert Pianist): “The Three Fifths- Prokofiev’s Fifth Piano Sonatas & Fifth Piano Concerto: A Performer’s View” 

Abstracts (250 words maximum) for twenty-minute talks will be accepted until January 31, 2018, with applicants notified by February 15, 1018. Submissions and other inquiries should be sent to Natalia Ermolaev: The working language of the symposium is English. Please note that, due to limited funding, it will not be possible to provide full support to symposium participants.

This event is sponsored by: The Harriman Institute, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Music Department at Columbia University.