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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

  • St. Petersburg 1904

Prokofiev Enrolls in formal composition school

Was referred to as “Enfant Terrible”

Did not receive high marks

Sergei prokofiev

  • Was younger than most of his classmates

  • Struggled getting along with peers

  • Graduated in 1909

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.

Piano concerto 1 1914

Piano Concerto 11914

Studied organ in 1914

Studied Organ in 1914

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


The pair moved to paris shortly after wedding

  • Married LinaLlubera in 1923

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.

Friendship with stravinsky

Friendship with Stravinsky

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

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  • Prokofiev and Mira Mendelson

He died on march 5 1953

He died on March 5, 1953

  • Same day as Josef Stalin’s death

Sergei prokofiev

Listening Guide for Peter and the Wolf

“Early One Morning”

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“On a branch of a big tree…”

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“Just then a duck came waddling round”

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“Suddenly something caught Peter’s attention”-

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“Grandfather came out”

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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. 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. 2008. Online.

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

11. State Keynotes. 2012. Online.

Sergei prokofiev

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