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HARLOW ROBINSON is an author, lecturer and Matthews Distinguished University Professor in the departments of History and Modern Languages at Northeastern University. His books include Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood's Russians (2007, Univ. Press of New England), Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography (five editions, including Spanish-language), The Last Impresario: The Life, Times and Legacy of Sol Hurok (Viking/
His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies, and in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Opera News, Musical Quarterly, Opera Quarterly, Dance, Christian Science Monitor, Symphony Magazine, Stagebill and other popular and scholarly publications. He has written program essays for The Boston Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Symphony and Lincoln Center, and liner notes for recordings released by Sony, Elektra/
Mr.Robinson has lectured for The Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Opera, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and many other institutions, and has worked as a programming consultant at Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic.
He has also worked as a writer and commentator for PBS television, National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. A former pianist and singer, Mr.Robinson has made more than 25 trips to Russia and the former USSR since 1970, and received two Fulbright Grants for research in Russia. He earned his B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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