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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev was born in the countryside of Ukraine. He studied from 1903 at the conservatory of St Petersburg, under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Liadov among others. He was educated as a composer, pianist and conductor. Initially, he made a name for himself as a pianist. In 1918, he left the Soviet Union for the USA, but wasn't able to succeed, and he decided to move to Paris in 1920. His concert tours brought him back to the Soviet Union in 1927, who lured him back for good in 1936. Prokofiev died in march 1953, on the same day as Joseph Stalin.
Prokofiev is considered as one of the greatest Russian composers of the twentieth century, even though he wasn't a great innovator. He generally applied the strict classical forms and structures to his works and focused on a classical tonality, with a few exceptions of expressive dissonants and incidental bitonality. Yet, he is only explicitly neoclassicistic in his popular 'Classical Symphony', his first symphony composed in 1917. Many of his works show his humour, while his later works presented his darker, more serious side.  One of his best known works is the musical fairytale Peter and the Wolf, which is popular among children all over the world. 

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Sergei Prokofiev, Jon Øivind Ness
Fire Walker
Marion Walker
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Piano Concertos
Kirill Gerstein, DSO Berlin, James Gaffigan
Dmitry Kabalevsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Vissarion Shebalin
Sonatas for Cello
Marina Tarasova | Ivan Sokolov
Alexander & Nikolai Tcherepnin & Prokofiev
Alexander Gadjiev
Sergei Prokofiev
Prokofiev, Piano Sonatas Nos. 6-8
Severin von Eckardstein
Sergei Prokofiev, Nikolai Myaskovsky
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 / Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 27
Vasily Petrenko
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev, Nikolai Myaskovsky
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 / Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 21
Vasily Petrenko
Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich
Prokofiev & Shostakovich, Violin Sonatas
Natalia Prishepenko & Dina Ugorskaja
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff: Piano Works
Dzmitry Ulasiuk
Eugène Ysaÿe, Henryk Górecki, Sergei Prokofiev
Sonatas for Two Violins
Maria Milstein / Mathieu van Bellen
Various composers
Love!
Huijnen & Hopman
Various composers
Eclectic | Being Me
Marie François
Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton
Violin Concerto No. 1 | Viola Concerto | The Lark Ascending
Isabelle van Keulen | NDR Radiophilharmonie
Various composers
Resilience
Calidore Quartet
Various composers
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (second version)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Various composers
Russian Music
Sebastian Di Bin
Various composers
Russian works for cello and piano
Laura van der Heijden | Petr Limonov
Carl Nielsen, Sergei Prokofiev
Soloists of the Spannungen Festival 2016, Wind Quintets
Various
Sergei Prokofiev
A Retrospective Volume 4
Steven Staryk
Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Rudolf Koelman / Musikkollegium Winterthur
Sergei Prokofiev
Prokofiev Sonatas
Elise Batnes / Havard Gimse
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Vasily Petrenko
Symphonies nos. 6 and 7
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / James Gaffigan
Various composers
Moscow
Szymanowski Quartet
Various composers
The Szymanowski Trip
Szymanowski Quartet
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonies nos. 3 and 4 (first version)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Glazunov, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Jamie Walton and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Various composers
No Exceptions No Exemptions - A Musical Dedication
Robin Tritschler / Malcolm Martineau
Various composers
LOVE in London
James Rhodes
Various composers
Works by Debussy, Milhaud, Glinka, Francaix & Prokofiev
Julian Bliss / Bradley Moore
Prokofiev: Piano Pieces
Evgenia Rubrinova
Sergei Prokofiev
Complete works for violin & piano
Isabelle van Keulen / Ronald Brautigam
Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten
Cello Sonatas by Shostakovich, Britten and Prokofiev
Jamie Walton / Daniel Grimwood
Leoš Janáček, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev
From the Street
Ivana Gavrić
Sergei Prokofiev
Prokofiev
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev
PROKOFIEV, Sonatas for violin & piano Nos 1 & 2; March; The Mask; Waltz
Erik Schumann & Henri Sigfridsson
Charles-Valentin Alkan, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev
Romantic Pieces For Piano
Igor Roma
Waltzes/Hungarian Dances/5 Slavonic Dances
Allen Brings
Kiryll Kondrashin in Concert
Fliyer/moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo & Juliet
Carrefour
Sergei Prokofiev, Francis Poulenc
Peter en de Wolf & Het Olifantje Babar
Frank Groothof / Residentie Orkest The Hague