Russian Twentieth Century composer Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) endured much even as his musical brilliance shone in his compositions. A failed marriage, the Second World War, and Stalinist repression all took their tolls until the end of his days. Yet even in fear or repression, his work could bespeak hope. However, the one most responsible for his dismay, Josef Stalin, died on the same day as did Prokofiev. Thus, as one life overshadowed the other, so did one death. But while few mourn Stalin, the music of Prokofiev carries on.
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Classical Archives: Sergei Prokofiev
Biography and music files offered in MIDI format.
Compositions by Sergei Prokofiev
Chronological listing of Prokofiev's compositions, compiled and maintained by Onno van Rijen.
Philips Classics: Prokofiev
Biography and selected works.
Prokofiev Basic Repertoire
Basic repertoire list along with recommended recordings of each. Maintained by ClassicalNet editors.
Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel: An Allegorical Lampooning of Stravinsky?
An essay exploring the title question, by Robert Cummings.
Prokofiev: Prisoner of the State
Part of Ian McDonald's "Music Under Soviet Rule" site. In depth essay on the Prokofiev's relationship with the Soviet regime.
Serge Prokofiev - mfiles bio
Biography, photograph, principle works - concert and film music, recommendations and reviews.
Serge Prokofiev Archive
List of holdings with context, content, access and use details, archival information, allied materials, description notes, and links to the related ARCHON directory of the British National Archives.
Serge Prokofiev Archive and Foundation
Website for both the Serge Prokofiev Archive, maintained at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as well as the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, created by Lina Prokofiev to further the knowledge of Prokofiev's life and works and to encourage research.
Serge Prokofiev Association
International organization run with the participation of the Prokofiev family that provides the latest news on Prokofiev events, recordings and performances around the world. Also home to the Serge Prokofiev Archive home page and the online version of Three Oranges, the quarterly print journal from the Association.
Biographical material, links, and directory of MP3 audio files at Classic Cat.
Wikipedia article with biography of early years, life abroad, and return to Russia with works, internal references to related people and topics, and external links.
Find A Grave listing with biography, photographs, pictures of tomb and Novo-Devichy Cemetery, and interactive memorial.
Biography from the Piano Society with photograph and selected MP3 audio recordings of his works.
Filmography at the Internet Movie Database with list of movies based on or using his compositions plus writing and acting credits.
Sergei Prokofiev: Composer in Exile
Brief biography, photograph, selected works, quotes, discography, chronology, and related articles from Humanities Web.
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Biographical sketch, caricature, commentary on stage works and orchestral, choral and vocal, chamber, piano, and children's music with Naxos discography.
Sergey Prokofiev: Mystery and Contradiction
Essay discussing Prokofiev's motives for returning to the Soviet Union and his desire for "greater simplicity." Written by Chad Twedt.
Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works linked to lyrics with Russian in Cyrillic and transliteration.
Sincerity in Music: Sergei Prokofiev's Classical Symphony
Analysis of Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony by composer and music educator Edward Green.
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