Don's Weekly Listen: Gavriil Popov
When states go over the edge politically, people who can afford to leave generally do. That’s precisely what happened in Russia in 1917. Rachmaninov, the guardian of Russian romanticism; and Stravinsky and Prokofiev, heralds of the new modern Russian style; all left for the U.S. or Western Europe. Only Prokofiev would return, but not for 20 years.
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