ON THIS DAY | Composer Sergei Prokofiev was Born in 1891

His major contributions to the string repertoire include five piano concertos, nine piano sonatas, seven symphonies, ballets Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Love for Three Oranges, two violin concertos, and two violin and piano sonatas

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Sergei Prokofiev Born

Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 — 130 years ago.

Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century.

 

ITZHAK PERLMAN | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 IN D MAJOR | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1980