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Sontsovka's Stupendous Sergey Prokofiev

Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka in 1891 and died in Moscow in 1953. This Russian composer was engaged in piano lessons at the age of three and had composed his own opera by the age of nine!

Prior to entering the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1904, he was taught by Glière (1902). During his conservatory studies, Sergey was taught orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Some early highlights in Prokofiev’s life included meeting and being commissioned by Diaghilev (1914), the completion of his first symphony (1917) and departing to the United States (1918).

Prokofiev’s music style is still unique in many ways including his use of wit, harmonic innovation and melodic flair. Two of his most popular works today are his ballet, Romeo and Juliet (1935) and Peter and the Wolf (1936).

An Amazing Prokofiev Fact

Prokofiev’s death was overshadowed by the passing of Josef Stalin. They both died on March 5th, 1953.





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Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice