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Sergey Prokofiev

April 23, 1891 - March 5, 1953
born in Russia, composed during the Modern period
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) was among the most prolific and original composers of the first half of the 20th century, excelling in virtually every musical genre. Many of his early works were modernist, and like many Russian artists, he was censored during the Soviet regime, but he was able to adapt to its restrictions while retaining his artistic integrity. His best-known works include the cantata Alexander Nevsky, the film score Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet, and his "Classical" and Fifth symphonies. His children's tale Peter and the Wolf is one of the most familiar and beloved pieces of 20th century music. ~ Stephen Eddins, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mikhail Pletnev - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 - 7 - 8

Title: Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83

1. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: I. Allegro Inquieto - Andantino

2. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: II. Andante Caloroso

3. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: III. Precipitato

Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14

4. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: I. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo

5. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: II. Scherzo: Allegro Marcato

6. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: III. Andante

7. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: IV. Vivace - Moderato

Title: Piano Sonata No. 8 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84

8. Piano Sonata No. 8 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84: I. Andante Dolce - Allegro Moderato

9. Piano Sonata No. 8 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84: II. Andante Sognando

10. Piano Sonata No. 8 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84: III. Vivace - Allegro Ben Marcato - Andantino - Vivace, Come Prima

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Track List: Panorama: Sergey Prokofiev

Disc 1
Title: Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25
Title: Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter
Disc 2
Title: Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26
Title: Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22
Title: Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100
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Track List: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas Vol. 2, Nos. 1, 3 And 4

Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 1

1. Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 1: Prokofiev: Piano Sonata #1 In F Minor, Op. 1

Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In A Minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28

2. Piano Sonata No. 3 In A Minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28: Prokofiev: Piano Sonata #3 In A Minor, Op. 28

Title: Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29

3. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: I. Allegro Molto Sostenuto

4. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: II. Andante Assai

5. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: III. Allegro Con Brio,ma Non Leggiere

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75

6. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: I. National Dance

7. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: II. The Street Wakens (Scena)

8. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: III. The Arrival Of The Guests, Minuet

9. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: IV. Juliet As A Young Girl

10. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: V. Masks

11. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: VI. Montagues And Capulets

12. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: VII. Friar Lawrence

13. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: VIII. Mercutio

14. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: IX. Dance Of The Girls With The Ladies

15. Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75: X. Romeo And Juliet Before Parting

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Track List: Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies; Lieutenant Kijé

Disc 1
Title: Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25

1. Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25: I. Allegro Con Brio

2. Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25: II. Larghetto

3. Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25: III. Gavotta: Non Troppo Allegro

4. Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25: IV. Finale. Molto Vivace

Title: Symphony No. 6 In E Flat Minor, Op. 111

5. Symphony No. 6 In E Flat Minor, Op. 111: I. Allegro Moderato

6. Symphony No. 6 In E Flat Minor, Op. 111: II. Largo

7. Symphony No. 6 In E Flat Minor, Op. 111: III. Vivace

Disc 2
Title: Symphony No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 40

1. Symphony No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro Ben Articolato

2. Symphony No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 40: II. Theme And Variations. Variation 2

Title: Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131

3. Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Moderato

4. Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: II. Allegretto - Allegro

5. Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: III. Andante Espressivo

6. Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Vivace - Moderato Marcato

Disc 3
Title: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44

1. Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44: I. Moderato

2. Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44: II. Andante

3. Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44: III. Allegro Agitato

4. Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44: IV. Andante Mosso

Title: Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version)

5. Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version): I. Andante - Allegro Eroico

6. Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version): II. Andante Tranquillo

7. Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version): III. Moderato, Quasi Allegretto

8. Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version): IV. Allegro Risoluto - Andantino - Allegro Come Prima

Disc 4
Title: Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100

1. Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100: I. Andante

2. Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100: II. Allegro Marcato

3. Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100: III. Adagio

4. Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100: IV. Allegro Giocoso

Title: Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60

5. Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60: I. Kijé's Birth

6. Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60: II. Romance

7. Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60: III. Kijé's Wedding

8. Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60: Troika

9. Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60: V. Burial Of Kijé

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Track List: Prokofiev: Cinderella Suites Nos. 1-3; Scythian Suite; On The Dnieper

Disc 1
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 107
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 108
Disc 2
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 3 For Orchestra, Op. 109
Title: Scythian Suite, For Orchestra, Op. 20
Title: On The Dnieper (Sur Le Borysthène), Ballet, Op. 51
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Track List: Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Romeo And Juliet Suite No. 2; Suite From The Love For Three Oranges

Title: Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter
Title: The Love For Three Oranges, Suite For Orchestra, Op. 33 Bis
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Track List: Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible

Title: Ivan The Terrible, Film Score, Op. 116
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Track List: Prokofiev: Orchestral Suites

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter
Title: Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 107
Title: The Love For Three Oranges, Suite For Orchestra, Op. 33 Bis
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Track List: Prokofiev: Peter And the Wolf/March In B Flat Major/Overture On Hebrew Themes/Classical Symphony

Title: March for military band in B flat major, Op. 99
Title: Peter And The Wolf, Children's Tale For Narrator & Orchestra, Op. 67
Title: Overture on Hebrew Themes, for orchestra, Op. 34 bis
Title: Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25
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Track List: Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Flat Major, Op. 10

1. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Flat Major, Op. 10: I. Allegro Briosc

2. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Flat Major, Op. 10: II. Andante Assai

3. Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Flat Major, Op. 10: III. Allegro Scherzando

Title: Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26

4. Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26: I. Andante - Allegro

5. Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26: II. Theme and Variations, Andantino

6. Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26: III. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo

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Track List: Prokofiev: Piano Music

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 75
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano (from The Ballet Cinderella), Op. 95
Title: Pieces (10) For Piano (from The Ballet Cinderella), Op. 97
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano (from The Opera War & Peace), Op. 96
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Track List: Prokofiev: Piano Music Vol.1

Title: Toccata For Piano In D Minor, Op. 11

1. Toccata For Piano In D Minor, Op. 11: Allegro Marcato

Title: Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12

2. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: I. Marche. Allegro

3. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: II. Gavotte. Allegretto

4. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: III. Rigaudon. Vivace

5. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: IV. Mazurka. Capriccioso

6. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: V. Caprice. Allegretto Capricciosamente

7. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: VI. Legende. Andantino

8. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: VII. Prelude. Vivo E Delicato

9. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: VIII. Allemande. Allegro Risoluto

10. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: IX. Scherzo Humoristique. Allegro

11. Pieces (10) For Piano, Op. 12: X. Scherzo. Vivacissimo

Title: Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17

12. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: I. Tempestoso

13. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: II. Allegro Rubato

14. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: III. Allegro Precipitato

15. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: IV. Smanioso

16. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: V. Precipitosissimo

Title: Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22

17. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: I. Lentamente

18. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: II. Andante

19. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: III. Allegretto

20. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: IV. Animato

21. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: V. Molto Giocoso

22. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: VI. Con Eleganza

23. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: VII. Pittoresco (Arpa)

24. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: VIII. Commodo

25. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: IX. Allegretto Tranquillo

26. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: X. Ridicolosamente

27. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XI. Con Vivacita

28. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XII. Assai Moderato

29. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XIII. Allegretto

30. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XIV. Feroce

31. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XV. Inquieto

32. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XVI. Dolente

33. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XVII. Poetico

34. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XVIII. Con Una Dolce Lentezza

35. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XIX. Presto Agitatissimo E Molto Accentuato

36. Visions Fugitives (20), For Piano, Op. 22: XX. Lento Irrealmente

Title: Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 4

37. Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 4: Reminiscences

38. Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 4: Ardour

39. Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 4: Despair

40. Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 4: Temptation

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Track List: Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet Suites 1 & 2

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis

1. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: I. Folk Dance, Allegro Giacoso

2. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: II. The Street Awakens

3. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: III. Madrigal

4. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: IV. Minuet (the Arrival of the Guests)

5. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: V. Romeo and Mercutio Masked

6. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: VI. Balcony Scene

7. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis: VII. Death of Tybalt

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter

8. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: I. Montagues And Capulets

9. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: II. Juliet, The Little Girl

10. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: III. Friar Laurence

11. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: IV. A Dance

12. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: V. Romeo And Juliet Before Parting

13. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: VI. Dance Of The Maids With Lilies

14. Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter: VII. Romeo at Juliet's Grave

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Track List: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Disc 1
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64
Disc 2
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Track List: Prokofiev: Stage Works & Film Scores

Disc 1
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Ter
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 64 Bis
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Suite No. 3 For Orchestra, Op. 101
Disc 2
Title: Peter And The Wolf, Children's Tale For Narrator & Orchestra, Op. 67
Disc 3
Disc 4
Title: Alexander Nevsky, Cantata For Mezzo-soprano, Chorus & Orchestra, Op. 78
Title: Scythian Suite, For Orchestra, Op. 20
Disc 5
Title: The Prodigal Son, Suite For Orchestra, Op. 46 Bis
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 108
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 3 For Orchestra, Op. 109
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 108
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 3 For Orchestra, Op. 109
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 1 For Orchestra, Op. 107
Title: Le Pas D'acier (The Steel Step), Suite For Orchestra, Op. 41 Bis
Disc 6
Title: The Love For Three Oranges, Suite For Orchestra, Op. 33 Bis
Title: Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60
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Track List: Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1, 5, 6 & 7

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Track List: Prokofiev: The Sonatas for Piano

Disc 1
Title: Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17

1. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: I. Tempestoso

2. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: II. Allegro Rubato

3. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: III. Allegro Precipitato

4. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: IV. Smanioso

5. Sarcasms (5), For Piano, Op. 17: V. Precipitosissimo

Title: Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Major (Version 2), Op. 135

6. Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Major (Version 2), Op. 135: I. Allegro Tranquillo

7. Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Major (Version 2), Op. 135: II. Andantino

8. Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Major (Version 2), Op. 135: III. Un Poco Allegretto

Title: Piano Sonata No. 6 In A Major ("War Sonata 1"), Op. 82

9. Piano Sonata No. 6 In A Major ("War Sonata 1"), Op. 82: Allegro Moderato

10. Piano Sonata No. 6 In A Major ("War Sonata 1"), Op. 82: Allegretto

11. Piano Sonata No. 6 In A Major ("War Sonata 1"), Op. 82: Tempo Di Walzer Lentissimo

12. Piano Sonata No. 6 In A Major ("War Sonata 1"), Op. 82: Vivace

Disc 2
Title: Piano Sonata No. 8 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 3"), Op. 84
Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In A Minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28
Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 1
Title: Piano Sonata No. 9 In C Major, Op. 103
Disc 3
Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14

1. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: I. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo

2. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: II. Scherzo: Allegro Marcato

3. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: III. Andante

4. Piano Sonata No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 14: IV. Vivace - Moderato

Title: Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83

5. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: I. Allegro Inquieto - Andantino

6. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: II. Andante Caloroso

7. Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83: III. Precipitato

Title: Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29

8. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: I. Allegro Molto Sostenuto

9. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: II. Andante Assai

10. Piano Sonata No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 29: III. Allegro Con Brio,ma Non Leggiere

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Track List: Prokofiev: Violin Concertos 1 & 2; Sonata for Solo Violin

Title: Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19

1. Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19: I. Andantino - Andante Assai

2. Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19: II. Scherzo. Vivacissimo

3. Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19: III. Moderato - Allegro Moderato - Moderato - Piu Tranquillo

Title: Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 63

4. Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 63: I. Allegro Moderato

5. Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 63: II. Andante Assai - Allegretto - Andante Assai

6. Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 63: III. Allegro, Ben Marcato

Title: Sonata For Violin Solo In D Major, Op. 115

7. Sonata For Violin Solo In D Major, Op. 115: I. Moderato

8. Sonata For Violin Solo In D Major, Op. 115: II. Tema: Andante Dolce - Var. I - Var. II: Scherzando - Var. III: Andante - Var. IV - Var. V

9. Sonata For Violin Solo In D Major, Op. 115: III. Con Brio - Allegro Precipitato - Tempo I - Allegro Precipitato

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Track List: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas

Title: Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 80

1. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 80: I. Andante Assai

2. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 80: II. Allegro Brusco

3. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 80: III. Andante

4. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 80: IV. Allegrissimo

Title: Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis

5. Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis: I. Andante

6. Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis: II. Lento, Ma Non Troppo

7. Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis: III. Animato, Ma Non Allegro

8. Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis: IV. Allegretto Leggero E Scherzando

9. Melodies (5) For Violin & Piano, Op. 35 Bis: V. Andante Non Troppo

Title: Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 2 In D Major, Op. 94 Bis

10. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 2 In D Major, Op. 94 Bis: I. Moderato

11. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 2 In D Major, Op. 94 Bis: II. Presto

12. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 2 In D Major, Op. 94 Bis: III. Andante

13. Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 2 In D Major, Op. 94 Bis: IV. Allegro Con Brio

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Track List: Sergey Prokofiev: A Portrait

Disc 1
Title: Dreams, Symphonic Poem, Op. 6
Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Flat Major, Op. 10
Title: Scythian Suite, For Orchestra, Op. 20
Title: Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Classical"), Op. 25
Title: The Love For Three Oranges, Suite For Orchestra, Op. 33 Bis
Title: Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major, Op. 26
Title: Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19
Title: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 44
Title: Symphony No. 4 In C Major, Op. 112 (Second Version)
Title: String Quartet No. 1 In B Minor, Op. 50
Title: Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 63
Disc 2
Title: Lieutenant Kijé, Film Score And Suite For Orchestra, Op. 60
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64
Title: Peter And The Wolf, Children's Tale For Narrator & Orchestra, Op. 67
Title: Alexander Nevsky, Cantata For Mezzo-soprano, Chorus & Orchestra, Op. 78
Title: Piano Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major ("War Sonata 2/stalingrad"), Op. 83
Title: Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major, Op. 100
Title: Cinderella, Suite No. 2 For Orchestra, Op. 108
Title: Pushkin Waltzes (2), For Orchestra, Op. 120
Title: Symphony No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131
Title: Sinfonia Concertante For Cello & Orchestra In E Minor, Op. 125
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Track List: Sergey Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite Op. 60 / Andante Op. 50 bis (Transcription for String Orchestra from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50) / Autumn, Symphonic Sketch Op. 8 / Suite from "The Stone Flower", Op. 118 - Neeme Järvi

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Track List: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet

Title: Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64

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This IS the soul of the play! And perhaps one of Mercutio's dreams.
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benjamincask e y 0 2
Was he also a paintist
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I'm awKe! Tip toeing to the bathroom.... n o , wait, bouncing on the bed...uh, pouncing!
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Sting's song "Russians" brought me here.
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Maybe I dreamed of A Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire , Alben Berg , Tchaikovsky OP. 35 by Sarah Chang
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incompetent Bio. no surprise Pandora stock plummets.
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Prokofiev deserves a MUCH more comprehensiv e bio and discussion of his work!
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I think the Cleveland Orchestra once did Nevsky Cantata. They do everything so well!
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Lala do lalalala lalalalala dododod lalalalalal do do do dummm lala do do do da da da da lalalala
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That passage in Romeo & Juliet is just what romantic music should be - desperate, frenetic, and a little psycho. I LOVE him.
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Stephen Eddins leaves out the Third Piano Concerto and the First Violin Concerto in his biographical comments. These are great masterpieces , and are much more well known than Alexander Nevsky, which has never been programmed by any American symphony orchestra, to my knowledge, while the pieces I have mentioned are frequently programmed and celebrated.
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FOR THE MOTHERLAND!
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Love Prokofiev. His melodies and delicate orchestratio n are beautiful!
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I like music with no words...(chu c k l e s ) . . h e l p s my mind think good... Like when i go #2..
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My favorite russian composer. Oh yeah baby.
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TELLAB TEILUJ DNA OEMOR
ROMEO AND JULIET BALLET
#BeautifulMu s i c
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For Romeo and Juliet that sounded amazingly like Peter and the wolf....Susi .
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Being a dancer, I naturally love Tchaikovsky. . . b u t Prokofiev really is my number one favorite!!! <3 R&J<3<3<3<3 My dream role is Juliet! Oh this music...<3<3 < 3 :') :-D
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gavandagnese
Anmzing
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lianeirene
this is far superior to Tchaikovskys Romeo and Juliet
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Russians 1 Deutsch 0 Nevsky>
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I can't help crying through some of Nevsky

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peter and the wolf :D
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toddh806
Is the pianist humming as he plays? (early in the piece)
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everesw8
I saw Lugansky playing Rachmaninov and Prokofiev at the Gilmore Festival and he was absolutely amazing.
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Head over heels in love with Prokofiev since insisting my mom play Peter and the Wolf every single day for a good chunk of my sixth year of life - 'til the gift she'd given me of that record drove her plum bonkers, and she bought me loads of other Prokofiev delights. Love that mom of mine.
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sandyholt081 9 5 0
I want "For the Love of 3 Oranges" by Prokoviev.
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I enjoy the R&J sounds, as well as his emotionally inspired other pieces.
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willowbarb
Looking for works by Prokofiev OTHER THAN Romeo & Juliette
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mattsegel
Listen to my Elf-Rune
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darcie29tudo r
Most evocative of the "Modern Russians" He also has wonderful, lilting folk dances. I love falling asleep listening to Prokofiev and Edvard Grieg
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The Civilization V music theme when playing as Russia sounds suspiciously like this.
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Played this with orchestra it was an amazing experience :)
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Was this in a Disney movie?
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lkgrebnel
I, for one, fully appreciate him. A long flight to Argentina was made tollerable by the entire Romeo & Juliet ballet. . . thx
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pbb.wolf
I really do wish more people could appreciate Prokofiev as much as we do.
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I am part of the Los Angeles children's chorus and LA opera organization s I feel that when I had to sing Juliet's part in Romeo and Juliet and the ballet performers went on and danced this part a new world opened up in my eyes
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ezramon17
Prokofiev had to hire people for his orchestratio n s he found it so difficult, according to Shostakovich (who might be exaggerating as was his way).
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Prokofiev's 5th symphony is perhaps my favorite piece of music any fan of his should listen to it.
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jjbr921
Dave--agreed , and his work is amazing. Be careful, though...one of the reasons many don't listen to classical music is the I know best review. Do you want a world where the Beatles hopelessly simple I Saw Her Standing There never existed? Perhaps, but I'm glad it's in the rotation.
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For anyone who thinks classical music is boring, listen to Lt. Kife and you will realize most of modern pop, which, for the most part is simply based on three chords (the 1st, 4th and 5th of the major scale) is hopelessly based on a very simple cookie cutter structure, repeated in most songs today. Prokofiev's genius is all the more evident when you consider the restrictions placed on him under Communism.
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I remember listening to this when i was younger trying to fall asleep to wonderful music
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One paragraph? Really?
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Loved his work since I was a child. Death of Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite movements ever.
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jamessr
He is the Einstein of composers, like Igor Stravinsky, way ahead of his
contemporari e s . Philip Glass is also of the species and greatly inspired
by them especially when I am painting or drawing. James,
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Amazing is a gross understateme n t . After a half hour of listening to this music and reading about the life of it's brilliant creator, I am humbled and respectfully silent.
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A genius @ work&play; I am so humbly jealous of his creativity and artistry but too impressed not to give my full compliments and heartfelt appreciation . Thank you Mr. Prokofiev.
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exet1r
I think the bio should probably read the film score Alexander Nevsky,
the cantata Lieutenant Kije... not the other way around.
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oleg_viatkin
Great Russian composer!
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great composer... pathetic bio
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