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Dear Boris – Are the manuscripts I left in my apartment still in one piece? According to some people I know, the apartment was left empty and deserted, and the people who moved in apparently used the manuscript as fuel with which to fry eggs. According to others, you got to the apartment in time…which is it?
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Sergei Prokofiev, writing to his friend Asafiev from Germany in 1922.

The manuscript being referenced was to the Piano Concerto Nº 2 in G minor, composed years earlier; it was indeed lost, and had to be rewritten from scratch in a new edition which Prokofiev then premiered with Koussevitzky. 

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Natalia Osipova et Ivan Vasilev, repectivement Jeanne et Philippe dans Flammes de Paris, sur une chorégraphie d'Alexei Ratmansky de 2008, musique de Boris Asafiev (compositeur entre autre de La Fontaine de Bakhchissaraï).

Ce ballet de l'époque soviétique, chorégraphié par Vassili Vainonen, sur un livret de Nikolaï Volkov, d'après l'oeuvre de Félix Gras, fut présenté pour la première fois en 1882 au Kirov puis en 1933 au Bolchoï. 

Osipova/Vasiliev, les nouveaux Maximova/Vassiliev ??