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Sergei Prokofiev

23 apr 1891 (Sontsovka) - 5 mar 1953 (Moscow)


Books about Sergei Prokofiev and his music

bookSergei Prokofiev and Janet Schulman and Peter Malone Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf : With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004; ISBN 0375824308; 40 pages
THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone’s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package. Price indication: $ 13.57
bookSergei Prokofiev and Bono and Gavin Friday and The Friday-Seezer Ensemble Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2003; ISBN 1582343888; 64 pages Price indication: $ 15.61
bookDaniel Jaffe Sergey Prokofiev (20th-Century Composers)
Phaidon Press, 1998; ISBN 0714835137; 240 pages Price indication: $ 24.95
bookSergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Live Oak Media, 1987; ISBN 0874990734 Price indication: $ 16.95
bookDavid Gutman Prokofiev: The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers (The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)
Omnibus Press, 1992; ISBN 0711920834; 224 pages
A biography of Sergey Prokofiev, one of Russia'a most famous and enduring composers, whose music was not recognised in his own country until after his death. Price indication: $ 17.95
bookHarlow Robinson Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography
Northeastern University Press, 2002; ISBN 1555535178; 584 pages
The prolific creator of such classic popular works as Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was one of the most important and influential composers of the twentieth century. In this definitive biography of Prokofiev, Harlow Robinson provides a richly detailed portrait of a man whose complex character, like his music, combined the traditional and the contemporary in odd and unexpected ways. Drawing on unprecedented access to previously unknown or unavailable Russian-language sources, including extensive archival material, Robinson traces Prokofiev's extraordinary life from the fairy-tale world of Czarist Russia, through his many years abroad in America and Europe, to his perlexing permanent return to Moscow in 1936 under the Soviet Regime. That Prokofiev died on the very day as Josef Stalin, his principal persecutor, was the final irony of his intense and enigmatic career. Price indication: $ 16.47
bookDavid Nice Prokofiev--A Biography: From Russia to the West 1891-1935
Yale University Press, 2003; ISBN 0300099142; 416 pages
Since 1991—the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey Prokofiev’s birth—a new assessment of the renowned composer’s life and work has become both possible and necessary. In this engrossing book, David Nice draws on a remarkable range of previously unexamined sources to present that reassessment. The book follows Prokofiev’s personal and musical progression from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent traveling in America and Europe as an acclaimed interpreter of his own works. Nice sheds new light on Prokofiev’s early years at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, his departure from Russia in 1918 for what he thought would be a short tour of America, and his marriage and family relationships. He considers the music of Prokofiev’s years in the west (long dismissed by Soviet musicologists as decadent work weakened by the composer’s absence from the motherland), moving from the lyricism of his St Petersburg years to the fresh simplicity of his early Soviet scores. Nice also examines the complex reasons which led Prokofiev to move his family to the Soviet Union in 1936. A second volume will cover Prokofiev’s life from this period to his death in 1953. Price indication: $ 35.00
bookSergei Prokofiev and Rose Prokofieva and S. Shlifstein S. Prokofiev: Autobiography, Articles, Reminiscences
University Press of the Pacific, 2000; ISBN 0898751497; 368 pages
Sergei Prokofiev was a bold innovator who eschewed the beaten path in art all his life, often in definance of orthodox tastes. His compositions, many of which are today recognized masterpieces of musical art, usually evoked either genuine bewilderment or sharp criticism when first performed. Prokofiev's music is performed today all over the world; his works are studied at music schools everywhere. The first two parts of this book are devoted to the composer's own writings (his autobiographical notes, articles and reviews), the rest to articles about Prokofiev by prominent Soviet musicians, artists, and others who were associated with him at one or another period of his life. Price indication: $ 34.95
bookSergei Prokofiev Soviet Diary 1927 and Other Writings
Northeastern University Press, 1992; ISBN 1555531202; 290 pages Price indication: $ 45.00
bookStephen C.E. Fiess The Piano Works of Serge Prokofiev
Scarecrow Press, 1994; ISBN 0810829010; 265 pages Price indication: $ 48.00
bookSergei Prokofiev Orchestral Anthology
Boosey & Hawkes Inc, 2001; ISBN 0634034677; 192 pages Price indication: $ 48.95
bookWalt Disney Productions and Sergey Petia I Volk Prokofiev PETER AND THE WOLF (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading, 20)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 1974; ISBN 0394825632; 41 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 1.31
bookYuri Grigorovich and Alexander Demidov Authorized Bolshoi Ballet Book of Ivan the Terrible
TFH Publications, 1989; ISBN 0866226435 Price indication: (used only): from $ 5.46
bookVictor Ilyitch Seroff Sergei Prokofiev: a Soviet tragedy
Frewin, 1969; ISBN 0090961609; 384 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 25.00
bookNatalia Savkina Prokofiev (Biographies & Fiction Series)
TFH Publications, 1984; ISBN 0866220216 Price indication: (used only): from $ 8.23

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

3 Pieces, Op. 96 - Sikorski

Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - G. Schirmer, Inc.

Chose En Soi (Things in Themselves) Opus 45 -- Sergei Prokofiev (for piano) - Warner Bros Pubns

Cinderella Suite No. 2, Op. 108 - G Schirmer Inc

Cinderella Suite No. 3, Op. 109 - G. Schirmer

Peter and the Wolf: Symphonic Tale for Children : Piano - G. Schirmer

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10, in Full Score - Dover Publications

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4 : Opp. 1, 14, 28, and 29 - Dover Publications

Prokofieff Piano Concerto #3 - Warner Bros Pubns

Prokofiev / Sonatas Complete - Warner Bros Pubns

Prokofiev Piano Concerto #1 (2P4H) - Warner Bros Pubns

Prokofiev Piano Solos / Volume 1 - Warner Bros Pubns

Prokofiev Ten Pieces (Op.12) - Warner Bros Pubns

Prokofiev Things in Themselves - Warner Bros Pubns

Romeo And Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64c - G Schirmer Inc

Sarcasms, Visions Fugitives and Other Short Works for Piano - Dover Publications

Selected Works, Volume 2 - Warner Brothers Publications

Selections from Sergei Prokofiev: Music for Children, Op. 65 (Piano Masters Series) - Warner Brothers Publications

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata Opus 94 for Flute and Piano (Moern Russian Masterworks) - G. Schirmer

Shorter Piano Works - Dover Pubns

The Love for Three Oranges Vocal Score - Dover Publications

Violin Concerto No. 1 in Full Score - Dover Publications

Winter Bonfire Suite, Op. 122 - G. Schirmer



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