Sergei Prokofiev

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Romeo and Juliet, Op.64, Act I: Dance of the Knights Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Cello Sonata, Op.119: III. Allegro, ma non troppo - Andantino - Allegro, ma non troppo Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto - Cello Sonata
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 Classical (Arr. O. Godin for 6 Pianos): IV. Finale: Molto vivace Sergei Prokofiev Orford Six Pianos, Vol. 2: Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky & Mussorgski
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16: II. Scherzo: Vivace Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: Peter in the meadow Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person's Guide To Orchestra / Saint-Saens: Carnival
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Balcony Scene Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Suite: Montagues and Capulets Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo & Juliet (Live)
Cinderella: amoroso, Op.109, No.8 Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Orchestral Excerpts from Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet
Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: III. Andante tranquillo Sergei Prokofiev Yefim Bronfman Plays Prokofiev Concertos and Sonatas
Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major, Op. 26: I.Andante - Allegro Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev, Grieg: Piano Concertos
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84: I. Andante dolce - Allegro moderato Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8
Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1: Dance Of the Knights Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2 CDs)
Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14: II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8
Scythian Suite, Op.20 - Ala And Lolly: 2. The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Spirits Of Darkness Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Scythian Suite; Lieutenant Kijé
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84: II. Andante sognando Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8
Alexander Nevsky, Op.78: 5. The Battle On Ice Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Scythian Suite; Lieutenant Kijé
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19: I. Andantino: Andante assai Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Sonata in D Major
Act 1: II. Romeo Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 16: Finale (Allegro tempestuoso) Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - Highlights: No. 19 Balcony Scene Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet: Act I, Scene XIII, Dance of the Knights Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16: I. Andantino; Allegretto Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
March in B-Flat Major, Op. 99 Sergei Prokofiev No Mo' Chalumeau!
Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony": 1. Allegro Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: The Symphonies (4 CDs)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16: III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16: IV. Finale: Andante tempestoso Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: VI. The Montagues and Capulets Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 3 and 4
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major, Op. 55: I. Allegro con brio Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - Highlights: No. 13 Dance of the Knights Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28 Sergei Prokofiev Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Debussy: Images, Book 1 - Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 - Visions fugitives
Romeo And Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1: 13. Dance Of The Knights Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Enfant Terrible 1891-1953 (2 CDs)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major, Op. 55: II. Moderato ben accentuato Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major, Op. 55: III. Toccata: Allegro con fuoco Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major, Op. 55: IV. Larghetto Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major, Op. 55: V. Vivo Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Prokofiev : 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op.75 : VI Montagues and Capulets Sergei Prokofiev 40 Most Beautiful Piano Classics
Sinfonia concertante in E Minor, Op. 125: I. Andante Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor & Cello Sonata in C Major
Sinfonia concertante in E Minor, Op. 125: II. Allegro giusto Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor & Cello Sonata in C Major
Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony": 4. Finale (Vivace) Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: The Symphonies (4 CDs)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 48, Morning serenade (Aubade) Sergei Prokofiev Moldau - The Romantic Solo Album
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, "Classical": I. Allegro Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, 'Classical' / Symphony No. 5
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119: I. Andante grave Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor & Cello Sonata in C Major
Sinfonia concertante in E Minor, Op. 125: III. Andante con moto Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor & Cello Sonata in C Major
Violin Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.63: 2. Andante assai Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 & 2
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Major, Op. 38-135: I. Allegro Tranquillo Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: The Sonatas for Piano
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Complete Ballet), Op. 64, Act 1: No. 14, Juliet's Variation Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet - Prokofiev
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Complete Ballet), Op. 64, Act 1: No. 4, Morning Dance Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet - Prokofiev
Symphony No.1 In D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony": 1. Allegro Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Classical Symphony etc. (2 CDs)
Scythian Suite, Op.20 - "Ala And Lolly": 2. The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Spirits Of Darkness Sergei Prokofiev Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Op.19; Two Portraits Op.5 / Prokofiev: Scythian Suite Op. 20
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119: III. Allegro ma non troppo Sergei Prokofiev Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor & Cello Sonata in C Major

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1992-10-23
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Cinderella
2010-11-01
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2015-08-19
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Prokofiev Sonatas
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Sergei Prokofiev (Russian: Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев, 1891 -1953) was a major Russian composer of the 20th century. Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka (now Krasne, Krasnoarmiisk Raion, Donetsk Oblast, eastern Ukraine), a remote rural estate in the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire. Prokofiev took piano, theory, and composition lessons from Reinhold Glière, then enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatory when he was thirteen. He took theory with Anatoly Lyadov, orchestration with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and became lifelong friends with Nicolai Myaskovsky. After graduating, he began performing in St. Petersburg and in Moscow, then in Western Europe, all the while writing more music. Prokofiev's earliest fame was as a pianist and composer for the piano, with works like the Sarcasms, op. 17 (1912-1914), and Visions fugitives, op. 22 (1915-1917), and his first few piano sonatas. He also wrote orchestral works, concertos, and operas, and talked to Sergei Diaghilev about producing ballets. The years immediately after the Revolution were spent in the U.S., where Prokofiev tried to follow Sergei Rachmaninov's lead and make his way as a pianist/composer. His commission for The Love for Three Oranges came from the Chicago Opera in 1919, but overall Prokofiev was disappointed by his American reception, and he returned to Europe in 1922. He married singer Lina Llubera in 1923, and the couple moved to Paris. He continued to compose on commission, meeting with mixed success from both critics and the public. He had maintained contact with the Soviet Union, even toured there in 1927. The Love for Three Oranges was part of the repertory there, and the government commissioned the music for the film Lieutenant Kijé and other pieces from him. In 1936, he decided to return to the Soviet Union with his wife and two sons. Most of his compositions from just after his return, including many for children, were written with the political atmosphere in mind. One work which wasn't was the 1936 ballet Romeo and Juliet, which became an international success. He attempted another opera in 1939, Semyon Kotko, but it was met with hostility from cultural ideologues. During World War II, Prokofiev and other artists were evacuated from Moscow. He spent the time in various places within the U.S.S.R. and produced propaganda music, but also violin sonatas, his "War Sonatas" for piano, the String Quartet No 2, the opera War and Peace, and the ballet Cinderella. In 1948, with the resolution that criticised almost all Soviet composers, several of Prokofiev's works were banned from performance. His health declined and he became more insecure. The composer's last creative efforts were directed largely toward the production of "patriotic" and "national" works, typified by the cantata Flourish, Mighty Homeland (1947), and yet Prokofiev also continued to produce worthy if lesser-known works like the underrated ballet The Stone Flower (1943). In a rather bitter coincidence, Prokofiev died on 5th March 1953, the same day as Joseph Stalin. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.