Russian Composer Sergei Prokofiev Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev died on this day in 1953 – aged 61

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Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev died on this day in 1953 – aged 61.

His signature works include 5 piano concertos, 9 piano sonatas, 7 symphonies, ballets ‘Romeo and Juliet”,’Cinderella’ and ‘The Love for Three Oranges’, 2 violin concertos and 2 violin and piano sonatas.

He died on the same day as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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

 

 

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