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The Music of Sergei Prokofiev - A Versatile and Prolific Composer

Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev 1891 – 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor & is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the five piano concertos, nine completed piano sonatas and seven symphonies.

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Costume designed by Tom Lingwood for Suzanne Steele in the Australian Opera’s 1973 production of Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was born on April 23, 1891, in Sontsovka, Ukraine. He was a composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include five piano concertos, nine completed piano sonatas and seven symphonies, and such widely heard works as the ballet Romeo and Juliet – from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken – and "Peter and the Wolf." He died in Moscow on March 5, 1953.

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