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  Sergei Prokofiev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka, Russian Empire (now the village of Krasnoe, Krasnoarmiiskyi Raion, in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine).
Prokofiev displayed unusual musical abilities by the age of five, and by the age of seven had also learned to play chess.
Prokofiev's music was now suddenly seen as a grave example of formalism, and generally dangerous to the Soviet people.
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 Wikinfo | Sergei Prokofiev
Sergei Prokofiev (April 23, 1891 - March 5, 1953) was a Russian composer.
Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka (now the village of Krasne in Donetsk oblast), Ukraine, as an only child.
Prokofiev had time to write his Sixth Symphony and a ninth piano sonata (his last) before the Party suddenly changed its opinion about his music.
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 N. Myaskovsky » Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was born on 23 April 1891 on a remote country estate called Sontsovka, near the Ukrainian town of Yekaterinoslav (today Dnepropetrovsk) to a middle class family (his father was the estate manager).
Prokofiev took his entry exams in front of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazounov, and Anatoly Lyadov in the fall of 1904 and was the youngest student ever to be admitted.
At the conservatory, Sergei was a difficult student—an “enfant terrible”-- who did not fit in as he thought his talents far superior to his classmates, and his skills, ambition and mischievousness often landed him in trouble.
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 Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was born on Wednesday 23rd April, 1891 (or 11th April in the pre-revolutionary Julian calendar - take your pick!) in the farming village of Sontsovka in what is now the Ukraine, and what was then part of the Russian Empire.
While Prokofiev was pleased with the premiere, the concerto went unplayed by other pianists until it was championed by the brilliant young Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter almost a decade later in the 1940s.
Prokofiev conducted the premiere of the Fifth in Moscow on 13th January 1945, on the eve of the Allied victory in the War.
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 Featured Composer SERGEI SERGEYEVICH PROKOFIEV
The transformation of Sergei Prokofiev from the enfant terrible of the Russian and European avant garde to a composer of conservative, tonal, often melodious scores spans five decades, two continents, social and political upheavals, and bureaucratic control of the arts.
Prokofiev considered his First Piano concerto to be his "first more or less mature composition as regards to conception and fulfillment." The score's musical sweep and pianistic complexities were clearly the work of an "original" creative mind.
Significantly, Prokofiev's co-librettist on "The Duenna" was the poet Mira Mendelssohn.
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 Sergei Prokofiev biography - 8notes.com
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections From Romeo And Juliet (10 Pieces For Piano Opus 75) Composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953).
Sergei Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf Composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953).
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #3 Composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953).
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 Sergei Prokofiev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One of the most prolific and celebrated Russian composers of the 20th century, Sergei Prokofiev is perhaps most famous for music he composed for the children's story Peter and the Wolf.
Sergei Prokofiev - Composer, born 23 April 1891, Russian composer of Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev - Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich, 1891–1953, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
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 Contra Costa Wind Symphony: Sergei Prokofiev
Although his parents were hesitant to force their son into a musical career at such an early age, in 1904 he moved to St Petersburg and entered the Academy of Music.
Mostly untouched by all of this, Prokofiev turned to composing music for children (Three Songs for Children, Peter and the Wolf, and others) as well as the gigantic Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, which was, however, never performed.
In 1944, Prokofiev moved to an estate outside of Moscow, to compose his Fifth Symphony that would turn out to be his most successful.
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 Sergei Prokofiev - credit-report-company.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka, Russian Empire (now the village of Krasnoe in Donets'ka oblast', Ukraine).
She was reportedly somewhat paranoid in her old age about people in positions of authority, possibly as a result of her earlier experiences in the Soviet Union.
Sting later served as narrator for Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy[1].
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich PROKOFIEV, SERGEI SERGEYEVICH [Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich], 1891-1953, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
Prokofiev achieved wide popularity with his lively music, in which he achieved a pungent mixture of modern and traditional elements.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich" at HighBeam.
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 Prokofiev, Sergei
The premieres of two of his most successful works were held in Chicago in 1921--the Third Piano Concerto and the opera Love for Three Oranges, which was commissioned by the Chicago Opera.
In 1932, Prokofiev reached an understanding with Soviet authorities, and in 1936 he left Paris and settled permanently in the USSR.
In 1948, Prokofiev and other leading Soviet composers were severely criticized by Communist party spokesmen for "ideological laxity." His last years were shadowed by illness and frustration, the latter from petty bureaucrats appointed to verify the ideological soundness of Soviet music.
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 Prokofiev
He began studying the piano with his mother when he was only four years old, and already at the age of five he composed his first piano work.
His last years were shadowed by illness and frustration, the latter from Stalinist bureaucrats appointed to verify the ideological soundness of his music.
To me, Prokofiev is the most prolific composer in the 20th-century, a man who really was able to combined both lyrical beauty with dramatic dissonance; often including irony – and even (a somewhat grotesque kind of) humour – in the music.
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 Prokofiev Sergei Sergeyevich - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prokofiev Sergei Sergeyevich - Search Results - MSN Encarta
This obituary for Sergei Prokofiev appeared in The Times on March 9, 1953.
As the 20th century developed, operatic styles reflected both persistent national approaches and the growing internationalism represented by the...
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 The Sergei Prokofiev Biography Page on Classic Cat
One early piano composition was written in F major, but without the customary B-flat--the young Prokofiev didn't like to touch the fl notes.
Although his parents were not too keen on forcing their son into a musical career at such an early age, in 1904 he moved to St. Petersburg and applied to the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
In the song "Russians" from The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting used a theme occurring in the tune "Romance" from Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije".
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 Opera Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Website for both the Serge Prokofiev Archive, maintained at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as well as the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, created by Lina Prokofiev to further the knowledge of Prokofiev's life and works and to encourage research.
International organization run with the participation of the Prokofiev family that provides the latest news on Prokofiev events, recordings and performances around the world.
Essay discussing Prokofiev's motives for returning to the Soviet Union and his desire for "greater simplicity." Written by Chad Twedt.
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 AllRefer.com - Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biographies
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev[syirgA´ syirgA´uvich prOkOf´Eef] Pronunciation Key, 1891–1953, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
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 Find in a Library: [G. Ulanova, as Juliet, and B. Bulgakov in Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet]
Find in a Library: [G. Ulanova, as Juliet, and B. Bulgakov in Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet]
[G. Ulanova, as Juliet, and B. Bulgakov in Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet]
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 Prokofiev, ... - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
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 The works of the composer Prokofiev
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The following are the compositions by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, born 4/27/1891 and died 3/05/1953 at the age of 61 years, 10 months.
Click here to display the works by Prokofiev broadcast during 2006 on the 8 stations catalogued on this server.
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