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Harlow Robinson

Harlow Robinson is an author, lecturer and Matthews Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University. His books include Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography, Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood’s Russians, and The Last Impresario: The Life, Times and Legacy of Sol Hurok. He is a frequent lecturer and annotator for The Boston Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Lincoln Center and Aspen Music Festival.

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DRIVEN INTO THE PARADISE: Arnold Schoenberg and the Exile Experience

Oct 26, 2018 4:13:38 PM
By Harlow Robinson posted in new works, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

Schoenberg juggled multiple national and religious identities during his long creative life: Austrian, German, Jewish, Protestant, American. Through all these dizzying dislocations and re-identifications, however, Schoenberg retained his single most important identity: as a composer.
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Napoleon Complex: The Politics of TOSCA

Oct 13, 2017 2:03:59 PM
By Harlow Robinson posted in Coda, Tosca, #ToscaBLO, 2017/18 Season

If we look more deeply into the ideological and political motivations of the major characters, TOSCA can make even more sense.
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