from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich 1891-1953. Russian composer whose works include ballets, operas, and the symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf (1936).

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  • n. Russian composer of ballets and symphonies and operas (1891-1953)


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  • Again admirable and well received, but the Prokofiev is a stranger fish than the other works on the evening's program, and, for all of it’s rough edges, I wasn’t sure how much Prokofiev's difficult score benefited from the energetic but ultimately restrained approach.

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  • In an ambitious act of redemption, the LPO and Jurowski have mounted a 14-event festival entitled Prokofiev: Man of the People?

    LPO/Jurowski; Betrothal in a Monastery; Psappha ensemble; SCO/Ticciati – review

  • The Prokofiev is a fiendishly hard piece with plenty of fireworks, but Trpceski emphasized its elegance and even gentleness, keeping a contained, soft sound even in the bravado flourish of the opening.

    For Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Alsop, fireworks lie in American program

  • "The Prokofiev is the perfect way to start this program," Trudel says.

    London Free Press

  • At the end of each season the San Francisco Symphony presents a festival, usually two or three weeks dedicated to a single composer (such as Prokofiev last year) or a time and place (Weimar Germany a couple of years ago).

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I did have one female friend who refused to be put off by this and went for lessons with one of the place's resident eminent composers, but it was very clear, very fast, that we were not welcome in the clique - meanwhile, the place was full of arrogant little s**ts male ones who thought they were the next Beethoven and strode around the music faculty saying things like 'Prokofiev's rubbish'.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • In the summer of 1955, the Leeds Music Company of New York, which had obtained the rightful title from the noted Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev, filed a complaint with the FBI.

    A Covert Affair

  • Then, I started listening to classical music, and now it's Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, and it's an amalgam of all this stuff that you keep listening to.

    Mike Ragogna: From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East Of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

  • The shrill battering of xylophones and shrieking of dissonant brass epitomises that era of Soviet music in which Prokofiev and Shostakovich took precedence.

    The Passenger; Don Giovanni; Faust – review

  • Vladimir Jurowski, principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra since 2007, wants to enrich "the black and white, over-simplified view that tends to be held about Prokofiev, especially in Britain".

    LPO/Jurowski; Betrothal in a Monastery; Psappha ensemble; SCO/Ticciati – review


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