Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)

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Prokofiev was a multi-talented 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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Children of Men Soundtrack
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Love and Death Music Department
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 2021 Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel (Video) (music)
 2020 The Gambler (Video) (music)
 2019 Betrothal in a Monastery (TV Movie) (music)
 2019 Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (original score)
 2019 Peter and the Wolf (Video)
 2019 A Very Boring Book (Short)
 2018 MiLK (Short) (background music)
 2018 Chopin & Prokofiev (Video)
 2017 Juliet, Juliet and Juliet (Short)
 2017 Todos os Paulos do Mundo (Documentary) (stock music)
 2016 Obrucheniye v monastire (Video) (music)
 2016 Robbie Williams: Party Like a Russian (Music Video) (stock music)
 2016 Prokof'ev is Ours (TV Movie)
 2016 Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie)
 2015 Yuja Wang plays Prokofiev (Video) (stock music)
 2015/IV Traveler (Short)
 2014 Around the World in 50 Concerts (Documentary) (featured music)
 2013 Twin Sisters or Homeland (Short) (additional music)
 2013 Voyna i mir (TV Movie) (music)
 2013 Louisiana Music: Musical Clips (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Precipitato (2013)
 2012 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 15 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 13 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 Romeos & Juliets (music by)
 2012 Creepy (Video short) (music: *"Montagues and Capulets" by)
 2012 New World Symphony Wallcast Concert 4 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 New World Symphony Walllcast Concert 1 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2011 Peter and the Wolf (TV Movie) (music by)
 2010 The Gambler (Video) (music)
 2010 Cinderella Birmingham Royal Ballet (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 Wolfy (composer: stock music)
 2009/II The Legacy (Documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2008 The Gambler (TV Movie) (music)
 2007 Alice in Not So Wonderland (Short) (stock music)
 2007 A Man of Honor (Short) (composer: additional music)
 2006 Jeu (Short) (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16: Scherzo" - as Serge Prokofiev)
 2005 L'amour des trois oranges, Opéra en quetres actes avec prologue (TV Movie) (music by - as Sergej Prokofjev)
 2004 Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (Video) (music)
 2004 Revizor (TV Movie)
 2002 Pierre et le Loup (Short) (music by)
 2000 La guerre et la paix (TV Movie) (music by: Opéra en deux parties et treize tableaux de - as Serguei Prokofiev)
 1998 Betrothal in a Monastery (The Duenna) (TV Movie) (music by: Lyric-Comic Opera in four acts, nine scenes)
 1998 Variety and Virtuosity: American Ballet Theatre Now (TV Special) (composer: "Balcony Pas de deux" from ballet "Romeo and Juliet")
 1997 Meyerhold: ni vu, ni connu (Short) (music)
 1991 War and Peace (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 Romeo.Juliet (composer: additional music)
 1989 The Love for Three Oranges (TV Movie) (music by)
 1987 Point de fuite (Short) (stock music)
 1986 A Stroll (Short) (stock music)
 1986 Previn on Concertos (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... (composer: Violin Concerto)
 1985 Zolushka (TV Movie) (composed by - as S. Prokofiev)
 1984 Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie) (music by)
 1982 The Love for Three Oranges (TV Movie) (music by)
 1982 Gala (Documentary) (composer - additional music)
 1981 Bibigon (Short) (stock music)
 1981/II Maskarad (TV Short) (composer: stock music)
 1979 Caligula (musical excerpts from works by)
 1976 The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie documentary) (music by)
 1975 Classical Cartoon (TV Short) (music by)
 1975 Love and Death (music by - as S. Prokofiev)
 1973 War and Peace (TV Movie) (music)
 1970 Peter und der Wolf (TV Movie) (music by)
 1970 Cinderella (TV Movie) (as Serge Prokofiev)
 1969 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- 1854: The Return (1969) ... (composer: theme music "Classical Symphony")
- 1854: The Will (1969) ... (composer: theme music "Classical Symphony")
- 1854: The Island (1969) ... (composer: theme music "Classical Symphony")
- 1854: The Hunt (1969) ... (composer: theme music "Classical Symphony")
- 1854: The Bridge (1969) ... (composer: theme music "Classical Symphony")
 1966-1969 Prestige de la musique (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
 1966 New Reports from France (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Chroniques de France N° 12 (1966) ... (music - segment "one")
 1966 The Window (Short) (music by)
 1965 Festival (TV Series) (stock music - 1 episode)
- Romeo and Juliet (1965) ... (stock music)
 1964 Le miroir à trois faces: Roméo et Juliette (TV Short) (music - version chorégraphique)
 1961 Romeo und Julia (TV Movie) (music by)
 1960 Horeograficheskie miniatjury (Documentary) (music - as S. Prokofiev)
 1958 Peter and the Wolf (Short) (stock music)
 1958 Peter and the Wolf (TV Movie) (music by)
 1957 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Fourth Anniversary Show (1957) ... (composer: additional music - segment "Peter and the Wolf", archive footage, as Serge Prokofieff)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Cinderella (1957) ... (music by)
 1957 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- War and Peace (1957) ... (music by)
 1955 Romeo & Juliet (as S. Prokofiev)
 1953 Le Cabinet des estampes (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Daumier et les hommes de son temps (1953) ... (music)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (composer: theme "Romeo and Juliet")
 1948 The Iron Curtain (composer: selected works by - as Serge Prokofieff)
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Other Works:

He was composer for the ballet, "Romeo and Juliet," in the Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Rudolf Nureyev (Romeo) and Margot Fonteyn (Juliet) in the cast. Kenneth MacMillan was choreographer. Nicholas Georgiadis was scenery and costume designer. William Bundy was lighting ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

S. Prokof'ev | Serge Prokofieff | S. Prokofiev | Serge Prokofiev | Serguei Prokofiev | Prokofiev | Sergej Prokofjev | . Prokofyev | S. Prokofyev | Prokoviev


6' 2¾" (1.9 m)


Mira Mendelson  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I care nothing for politics - I'm a composer first and last. Any government that lets me write my music in peace, publishes everything I compose before the ink is dry, and performs every note that comes from my pen is all right with me.


Since the fall of the USSR there has been debate as to whether Prokofiev was a Russian or Ukrainian composer. He and his family were from Ukraine when it was an uncontested part of the Russian Empire, making him a Russian subject at birth, and he was raised primarily in St. Petersburg from age 13. During his years of international exile he kept his Russian passport and became a Soviet citizen in ... See more »


Prokofiev's music is marked by assertive rhythms, catchy melodies and ironic humor.

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