Biography of Sergej Prokofjew (1891-1953)

23.04.1891
Born on the manor Sonzowka near Bachmut
1904
Acceptance at the St. Petersburg, for the appliance he addes already four operas and a symphony he had written. Studies with Rimski-Korsakow and Tcherepnin.
Was great at the piano, his compositions were said to be confused.
1907
Start of his attendance at the evenings at Sergej Diaghilews discussing contemporary works.
1910
Acquaintance with Strawinsky on one of the evenings of contemporary music.
1913
Meets Debussy on one of the evenings for contemporary music.
1918
Emigration from Russia through Siberia to Japan and then to America
1921
Premiere of the opera The love to the three oranges in Chicago
1922
Temporary residence in Ettal (Upper bavaria)
1925
Acquaintance with Barrere on a trip to New York, which probably led to the later composition of the sonata
1927
Tour to Russia
1934
Return to Russia
07.12.1943
Premier of the Sonata for flute and piano in Moscow, played by Nikolai Charkowski
Composed works commissioned by the regime and got the price of Stalin
05.03.1953
Dies in Moskau

Sheet music for flute:

Peter and the Bird (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano)
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino - Allegro - Andantino - Moderato


Peter und der Wolf op. 67 (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo - Moderato - Andante - Allegro
Parts and score, additionally the spoken text, once in Russian (cyrillic notation), a German translation by the editor, Mr. Ostermeyer, and a version by the German comedian Loriot.


Sonate für Flöte und Klavier op. 94 (D-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: difficult
  1. Moderato
  2. Scherzo (Presto)
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro con brio
Very nice but awfully difficult.
Written for the committee of artistic matters of the USSR in 1942. It was inspired by the flutist Barrère.


Literature von/über Sergej Prokofjew

Last edit 22.03.2014