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Sergei Prokofiev . Presented by: Lynsie Brown. Born April 27, 1891. Sontsovka (Modern-Day Ukraine). Little Sergei and his parents. Composed 1 st piece at age 5. “Indian Gallop”. Young Sergei at about the time he wrote Indian Gallop. St. Petersburg 1904.

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Sergei prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev

Presented by:

Lynsie Brown


Born april 27 1891
Born April 27, 1891

Sontsovka (Modern-Day Ukraine)

Little Sergei and his parents


Composed 1 st piece at age 5
Composed 1st piece at age 5

  • “Indian Gallop”

  • Young Sergei at about the time he wrote Indian Gallop


Prokofiev enrolls in formal composition school

Prokofiev Enrolls in formal composition school

Was referred to as “Enfant Terrible”

Did not receive high marks



Won the rubenstein award in 1914
Won the Rubenstein award in 1914

The judges were torn on giving him this prize because his piece was so forward-sounding.

The prize was a grand piano.




Began collaboration with diaghilev in 1914
Began Collaboration with Diaghilev in 1914

Ansemet, Diaghilev, Stravinsky & Prokofiev

Photo from Le pa D’aceir


The love for three oranges debuts in chicago 1921
“The Love for Three Oranges” debuts in Chicago 1921

  • http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/mediaplayer.asp?ean=028946291320&disc=1&track=1


The pair moved to paris shortly after wedding

The pair moved to Paris shortly after wedding


Sergei was in a car accident in 1929 where his hands were injured

Thankfully he made a full recovery

Sergei was in a car accident in 1929 where his hands were injured.



Peter and the wolf
Peter and the Wolf

  • Written in 1936 for children


Prokofiev works for the soviet
Prokofiev Works for the Soviet

  • Josef Stalin

He was leery of Stalin and did not agree

with his regime.

The government had control over composers

during Stalin’s reign.


Alexander nevsky written in 1938
Alexander Nevsky written in 1938

Music later adapted into Sonata by

the composer



He died on march 5 1953
He died on March 5, 1953

  • Same day as Josef Stalin’s death



On a branch of a big tree…”





Bibliography

1. Piano Concert No. 1. Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Online, 2012.

2. Program Notes. Barbara Heninger. Redwood Symphony. Online. February 20, 2004.

3. Three Piano Concertos. Khachaturian / Prokofiev / Shostakovich. Record Label: Phoenix

4. Autobiography Articles Reminiscences. Sergei Prokofiev. The Minerva Group Inc. 2000.

5. Cover Photo Sergei Prokofiev in New York, 1918. 2011 Classic Cat.

6. Sergei Prokofiev Biography. 8notes.com. Online 2012.

7. Prokofiev’s Ballets for Diaghilev. Stephen D. Press. Ashgate Publishing. Online 2012.

8. Infoplease. Pearson Education Publishing. 2000-2012. Online.

9. PBS Great Performances. PBS.org. 2008. Online.

10. 1947 Coloring Book Cover. Published October 1992 by Bellerophon Books.

11. State TheatreNJ.org. Keynotes. 2012. Online.



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