Simon Morrison is a professor of music history at Princeton, where he earned his Ph.D. in musicology. A leading expert in Russian music, Morrison has done extensive archival research in St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Paris, New York, London, and especially Moscow. He is the author of The People’s Artist, a definitive account of Serge Prokofiev’s career after his fateful return to the Soviet Union in 1936, and has written numerous articles and essays in leading scholarly journals and features for the New York Times. He divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan.