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Composer of the Week: Sergei Prokofiev

Michael Zwiebach on April 25, 2013
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Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev wrote some of the most lyrical and melodic classical music of the 20th century. He also wrote some wild and crazy music, a side of his artistic personality that he had to suppress when he moved back to Soviet Russia in 1936, a move that had tragic consequences.

Prokofiev was a virtuoso pianist, and his concertos for his instrument pose a stiff challenge to pianists even today — but they’re so good, they still get played a lot.

Check out his biography page on SFCV, and find music, links, fun facts, and the whole Prokofiev saga.

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