||Simon Morrison is Assistant Professor
of Music at Princeton University, where he teaches courses on
modernity. He is the author of Russian Opera and the Symbolist
Movement (University of California Press, 2002), articles on
Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Shostakovich, and
He writes on occasion for the Arts &
Leisure section of The New York Times.
In 2002 he was a guest lecturer at the Institute Pro Arte in
St. Petersburg, Russia; this past year, he has been conducting
archival research in Moscow.
He is currently writing a collection of essays on the ontology
of ballet, and has just begun a monograph entitled Prokofiev:
The Soviet Years for Oxford University Press.