Trusting Wikipedia (sacrilege!), I reproduce here their article about the Scythian Suite.
The Scythian Suite, Op. 20 is an orchestral suite by Sergei Prokofiev written in 1915. Prokofiev originally wrote the music for the ballet Ala i Lolli, whose story takes place among the Scythians. Commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev, the ballet was written to a scenario by Russian poet Sergey Gorodetsky. But when Diaghilev (...)
This delicate universe will be a cappella cycle for 16-parts, performed in both Greek and English — it draws on five poems by the Greek-Egyptian writer Constantine Cavafy (whose poetry served as a spiritual guide to Alexandria for Lawrence Durrell). Banks is also trying to round up funding for an Olivier Wevers ballet with (...)