Prokofiev – Great Music, Lousy Timing

Prokofiev’s legacy has been marred by contradictions. “He produced some of the sprightliest, most ingenious and most enduringly popular music of the 20th century. Yet Prokofiev’s career was also, in the brisk summation of music historian Francis Maes, ‘a succession of misjudgments,’ marked by flawed calculations on the artistic, personal and political fronts.”