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Simon Morrison's new biography of Lina Prokofiev tells the story of the remarkable woman who married the brilliant composer Serge Prokofiev. Today, difficult times lie ahead.

Simon Morrison is Professor of Music History at Princeton. He is the author of The People's Artist, a definitive account of Prokofiev's career.
The reader is Sian Thomas. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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15 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Apr 2013 00:30


The photographs of Lina Prokofiev are provided by The Prokofiev Estate.


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ProducerElizabeth Allard

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