Discovering Prokofiev

 

Columbia Sounds

presents

 

DISCOVERING PROKOFIEV

music and the archive

 

Columbia University is the premier research source on Prokofiev’s time in the West (1918-1936) since the deposit of a rich trove of the composer's archival material at the University in 2014.

This concert will initiate a yearlong commemoration by Columbia University of the 100th anniversary of Serge Prokofiev’s American debut in New York City.

 

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Cynthia Liu, CC ’18, will perform three piano works highlighting Prokofiev’s virtuosity as a composer and foregrounding the notions of interruption and irony, themes that recur brilliantly and tragically in Prokofiev’s art and life.

Archivist Natalia Ermolaev (GSAS ‘10) will complement the music with insights from the archive, illustrating the importance of documentary traces in mapping the complex, trans-national impact of Prokofiev’s music for the last century.  

 

musical program

Sonata No. 2 in d minor, Op. 14

  • Allegro ma non troppo - Più mosso - Tempo primo
  • Scherzo - Allegro marcato
  • Andante
  • Vivace - Moderato - Vivace

Toccata in C Major, Op. 11

Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82

  • Allegro moderato
  • Allegretto
  • Tempo di valzer lentissimo
  • Vivace

 

free and open to the public

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Event sponsors:

  • the Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music.
  • Columbia Global Centers | Paris
  • Department of Music, Columbia University
  • Columbia University Club of France
  • Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris
  • Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Cynthia (Cindy) Liu (CC ‘18) is a senior pursuing a B.A. in English and Sociology. Since beginning piano studies at age six, first with her teacher emeritus, Elena Arsenyev, and now her mentor, Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, Cindy has enjoyed performances in New York’s Carnegie and Steinway Halls; Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Hungarian & Austrian embassies; her parents’ hometowns in China, Beijing and Neixiang; Toronto; and Paris. Cindy is writing a Sociology thesis entitled "Why Have There Been No Great Female Musicians?: Occupational Barriers to Women in the Classical Music Industry," and has carried out research on Sergei Prokofiev’s formative time in Paris, presented in a paper entitled “Prolific, Passionate, Pivotal: Prokofiev in Paris.”

 Natalia Ermolaev (GSAS ‘10) is the archivist for the Serge Prokofiev Archive at Columbia University. She has a PhD in Russian Literature from Columbia (2010) and a Master’s in Library Science from Rutgers University (2013). Natalia specializes in the Russian émigré community in interwar Paris, and was a Reid Hall Fellow in summer 2006. Working at the intersection of archival studies, information science, and literary history, Natalia is the Assistant Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University.

 

WHEN
November 07, 2017 at 8pm - 10pm
WHERE

Reid Hall

4 rue de Chevreuse
Paris 75006
France

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