... This issue has been rumbling on for some time now. I avoided reading Gordienko s book because I thought it was (yet another) display of paralyzing
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, Mar 7, 2005
Pierre Gringoire wrote:
> One book is written by Irina Gordienko: "Sergej
> Prokofieff - myth and reality" (Lochmann-Verlag).
This issue has been rumbling on for some time now.
I avoided reading Gordienko's book because I thought it was (yet
another) display of paralyzing introversion resulting from factionalism
within the Society. But maybe, yet again, I am wrong. Perhaps
Gordienko had a point to make and one that is important enough to be
Is there anyone on this list who has read the book and can
post a summary of it here. I am not really interested in hearing
'arguments about the argument' or indignant splutterings from one
faction or another; just a straight-forward account of what Gordienko
had to say about Prokofieff and why she regarded her views to be
important enough to write a book about it. Anyone?
Pierre, in all fairness, you should read Gordienko's book
yourself. Any summary might be colored by another's interpretation. As
the old saying goes, "I want it straight from the horse's mouth,"
meaning no irreverence to Gordienko or anyone else, but that each of us
must discern these matters for ourselves.
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