Good News in History, January 11
81 in years past, Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet premiered in its full version in Leningrad. Originally the music was conceived with a happy ending, and his modernist approach to Shakespeare’s traditional tragedy provoked controversy amongst Soviet cultural officials, who have criticized him and other modernists (like Shostakovich) as degenerates. But they did approve showing how […]
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