Music For Athletes, Lost Prokofiev Work, Has Premiere In Princeton

“When Soviet officials organized an athletics spectacle in 1939 to mobilize youth, complete with 30,000 ‘physical culturists,’ Sergei Prokofiev composed music for the event. But when the event’s choreographer, Vsevolod Meyerhold, vanished before the premiere, Music for Athletes went unheard. Tonight marks its first performance.”