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