A Kapustnik in the American Opera House: Modernism and Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges

Pisani, Michael V.
December 1997
Musical Quarterly;Winter97, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p487
Academic Journal
Opinion. Focuses on Sergei Prokofiev's opera `The Love for Three Oranges' reception at its premiere in the United States, highlighting the use of kapustnik. Sources of irony in Prokofiev's work; Information on Prokofiev's adoption of techniques from commedia dell'arte; Response of American critics to the opera; Details on the failure of the opera.


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