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Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)

Prokofiev was a multitalented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest marks from the St. Petersburg Conservatory (1914), and ... See full bio »

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 2014 Show Jana Krause (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 January 2014 (2014) ... (music: "Sonáta pro sólové housle - Con Brio" - as Sergej Prokofjev)
 2013 Zhanaozen: The Unknown Tragedy (Documentary short) (writer: "Montagues and Capulets")
 2013 Twin Sisters or Homeland (Short) (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major")
 2012/II Doomsday (Short) (writer: "Lieutenant Kije")
 2012 Romeos & Juliets (Documentary) (music: "Romeo and Juliet"(excerpts))
 1992-2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) ... (writer: "Montagues and Capulets")
- Dog of Death (1992) ... (writer: "Peter and the Wolf" - uncredited)
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Neither Here Nor There (2011) ... (writer: "Waltzes, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 110: II. Cinderella in the Palace" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.4 (2011) ... (writer: "Montagues and Capulets")
 2011 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Documentary) (writer: "Peter and the Wolf", "Montagues and Capulets")
 2010 Litré (Short) (writer: "Dance of the Knights")
 2010 The Factory (Short) (writer: "Romeo and Juliet")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights)" - uncredited)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Romeo & Juliet: Prokofiev's Suite (No.1 Op 64b, 6th Movement)")
 2009 State of Play (writer: "Peter and the Wolf" - as Serge Prokofieff)
 2009 Certainty (Documentary) (writer: "Morning Serenade from Romeo and Juliet Suite No.3 Op.101")
 2009 Mary and Max ("Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)")
 2009 Doctor Who at the Proms (TV Movie) (writer: "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet.)
 2008 Hearsay (writer: "Peter and the Wolf")
 2008 LittleBigPlanet (Video Game) (music: "Battle on the Ice")
 2008 Parasomnia (writer: "Entrance of the Montagues and Capulets" - uncredited)
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.48 (2008) ... (writer: "Andantino" - uncredited)
 2008 Pavane (Short) (writer: "Sonata No. 6 Op. 82 - Vivace")
 2008 Bitter & Twisted (writer: "Symphony No 1, III, Gavotte" - as Segey Prokofiev)
 2007 Another Love Story (writer: "Excerpts from the ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'")
 2007 My Winnipeg (Documentary) (music: "Simpleton", "On the Bones of Foes")
 2007 Seven Ages of Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- What the World Is Waiting For: Indie Rock (2007) ... (writer: "Dance of the Knights" - uncredited)
 2006 War (Documentary short) (writer: "A Summerday, op. 65B")
 2006 Peter & the Wolf (Short) (music: "Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67")
 2006 Uit de toon (Short) ("Dance of the Knights")
 2006 Children of Men (writer: "Andante Assai from Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Opus 63" - as Serge Prokofieff)
 2006 Jeu (Short) (writer: "Scherzo")
 2006 Methods in Good Breeding (Short) ("Romeo & Juliet - Dance Of The Knights")
 2005 Palais royal! (writer: "Pierre et le loup" (1936))
 2004/II Innocence (writer: "Lieutenant Kiye Suite, op.60")
 2002 Rederiet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Panik på alla plan (2002) ... (writer: "Russians" - uncredited)
 2001 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anton Txèkhov (2001) ... (writer: "Ouverture sur des thèmes juifs, op.34", "Roméo et Juliette")
 2000 La jouissance des hystériques (writer: "La Danse des Chevaliers")
 2000 A Musical Adventure in Siberia (Documentary) (writer: "Eugene Onegin")
 2000 Deep in the Woods (writer: "Peter and the Wolf")
 2000 Center Stage (music: "Roméo et Juliette, Opus 64" (ballet) (excerpts))
 2000 Purely Belter (writer: "MONTAGUES AND CAPULETS" (ROMEO AND JULIET) - as Serge Prokofieff)
 1999 Analyze This (writer: "Violin Concerto No. 2")
 1998 Sour Grapes (writer: "Grandfather", "The Hunters Approach with Their Guns")
 1997 Le bassin de J.W. (music: "Alexandre Nevsky")
 1997 Anna Karenina (writer: "Song About Alexander Nevsky")
  The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1994) (music - 10 episodes, 1991 - 1996)
- Sammy and Me/The Last Temptation (1996) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture: Cat Theme" - uncredited)
- Galoot Wranglers/Ren Needs Help (1995) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture - Cat and Grandfather Themes" - uncredited)
- Pixie King/Aloha Hoek (1995) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture - Grandfather Theme" - uncredited)
- Prehistoric Stimpy/Farm Hands (1994) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture - Cat and Grandfather Themes" - uncredited)
- Hermit Ren (1994) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture- Cat Theme" - uncredited)
 1996 Children of the Revolution (writer: "Alexander Nevsky Cantata", "Lieutenant Kije Suite")
 1995 Highlander (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chivalry (1995) ... (writer: "PETER AND THE WOLF")
 1994 Dansaren (Documentary) ("Romeo and Juliet", "Violin Concerto No. 2 G minor Op. 63")
 1994 Exotica ("Entrance of the Montagues and Capulets", uncredited)
 1994 Leave of Absence (TV Movie) (music: "SYMPHONY NO. 1")
 1993 Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (TV Movie) (music: "Peter and the Wolf", Op. 67)
 1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould ("Precipitato from Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major", Op. 83)
 1993 Sottovoce ("Terem Quartet")
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie) ("Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78")
 1991 Doc Hollywood (writer: "KIJE'S WEDDING (from LIEUTENANT KIJE)")
 1990 Dancing Machine (writer: "Entrance of the Montagues and Capulets")
 1989 The Love for Three Oranges (TV Movie) (writer: "L'Amour des trois oranges")
 1989 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kersenbonbons (1989) ... (writer: "Peter and the Wolf")
 1989 The Margot Fonteyn Story (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Roméo et Juliette")
 1988 Crossing Delancey (writer: "LIEUTENANT KIJE")
 1988 Red Heat (writer: "CANTATA FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION" Op.74: "The Philosophers")
 1988 Eine Bewegung der Zeit (Short) (writer: "Sonate C-Dur für 2 Violinen, Op. 56" - as Serge Prokofieff)
 1986 The Night Is Young (music: "Pierre et le loup", "Roméo et Juliette" - as Prokofiev)
 1986 The London Story (Short) (music: "Romeo and Juliet")
 1985 Desert Hearts (writer: "MARCH" from the "SUITE FOR THREE ORANGES")
 1983 A Christmas Story (music: "Peter and the Wolf")
 1983 Frida Still Life (writer: "Peter and the Wolf")
 1980 The Competition (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major" - as Prokofiev)
 1979 Caligula ("Montagues Et Capulets (Dance of the Knights)")
 1978 Animal House (writer: "Peter and the Wolf" - uncredited)
 1978 Madame le juge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2 + 2 = 4 (1978) ... (writer: "Pierre et le loup")
 1977 The Turning Point (music: "Romeo and Juliet: Pas de deux" - as Serge Prokofiev)
 1976 Winstanley (music: "Alexander Nevsky")
 1975 Love and Death (writer: "Lieutenant Kijé, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 60" (1934), "Alexander Nevsky, Cantata for Mezzo-soprano, Chorus, & Orchestra, Op. 78" (1938), "The Love for Three Oranges, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 33" (1919) - uncredited)
 1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Red Riding Hood (1973) ... (writer: "Peter and the Wolf")
 1972 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease (1972) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 3, third movement", "Battle on the Ice" from "Alexander Nevsky")
 1972 Savage Messiah (music: "Four Marches, Op.69" - uncredited)
 1970 The Garden of Delights (writer: "Alexander Newsky")
 1970 Don Giovanni (writer: "Aleksandr Nevsky")
 1969 Tuesday's Documentary (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969) ... (writer: "Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14.")
 1958-1968 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- Quiz Concert - How Musical Are You? (1968) ... (music: "Symphony No. 1 (Classical)" (First Movement))
- What Is Sonata Form? (1964) ... (music: "Symphony No. 1 (Classical)" (First Movement))
- Young Performers - No. 1 (1960) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf")
- What Is Orchestration? (1958) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf" (excerpt))
 1964 The Gospel According to St. Matthew (writer: "Cantate 'Alexander Newski' nr 1" - as Sergej Prokofiev)
 1958 Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf (TV Movie) (music: "Peter and the Wolf")
 1958 The Horse's Mouth (as Prokofieff, "Lieutenant Kije")
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Cinderella (1957) ... (music: "Cinderella")
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Art of Conducting (1955) ... (music: "Peter and the Wolf" (excerpt))
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (writer: "Romeo and Juliet" (ballet music))
 1948 The Iron Curtain (music: "Symphony No. 5, Op. 100" - as Serge Prokofieff)
 1946 Make Mine Music (writer: "Peter and the Wolf" (1936) - as Serge Prokofieff)
 1945 No Buddy Atoll (Short) (music: "Peter and the Wolf Overture - Peter's Theme" - uncredited)
 1934 The Czar Wants to Sleep ("Lieutenant Kije")
 1931 Limite (writer: "Symphony No. 1")
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Alternate Names:

S. Prokof'ev | Serge Prokofieff | S. Prokofiev | Serge Prokofiev | Serguei Prokofiev | Prokofiev | Prokoviev

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His best-known works include his Symphony No. 1 (the "Classical"), the "Lt. Kije" music, and his classic musical story for children, "Peter and the Wolf". See more »

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