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Note to You, A; Sergei Prokofiev

05/14/2000

This Russian composer is best known for the dissonant harmonies in his music, not to mention his charming lyrical style. But did you know he was a gifted writer as well? He lived through some of the most tumultuous events of the 20th century and he described them eloquently in letters to friends and associates. Northeastern University Professor Harlow Robinson has selected and translated the most intriguing of these letters. He shares some of them with us today along with Prokofiev’s music on ANTY.


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Series
Note to You, A
Program
Sergei Prokofiev
Program Number

0020

Series Description

A Note To You continues to educate, amuse and delight as it has for more than three decades. Explore the fascinating world of music and composition with host Virginia Eskin as she vividly illustrates what harmony means, how rhythm makes a melody beautiful, and how cultural concerns shape music, in addition to sharing information and stories about the music itself. Produced in conjunction with Northeastern University, A Note To You has earned national and international recognition from such prestigious juries as the New York International Festivals, The Ohio State Awards, and the Armstrong Awards. A Note To You is distributed nationally by WGBH Radio.

Program Description

Series Description: A Note To You continues to educate, amuse and delight as it has for more than three decades. Explore the fascinating world of music and composition with host Virginia Eskin as she vividly illustrates what harmony means, how rhythm makes a melody beautiful, and how cultural concerns shape music, in addition to sharing information and stories about the music itself. Produced in conjunction with Northeastern University, A Note To You has earned national and international recognition from such prestigious juries as the New York International Festivals, The Ohio State Awards, and the Armstrong Awards. A Note To You is distributed nationally by WGBH Radio.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Genres
Educational
Topics
Music
Citation
Chicago: “Note to You, A; Sergei Prokofiev,” 05/14/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0106B3E1099B4225A4E97CA8535245A0.
MLA: “Note to You, A; Sergei Prokofiev.” 05/14/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0106B3E1099B4225A4E97CA8535245A0>.
APA: Note to You, A; Sergei Prokofiev. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0106B3E1099B4225A4E97CA8535245A0
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