Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev Sheet Music

  • Born
    23rd April 1891
  • Died
    5th March 1953
  • Birthplace
    Sontsovka, Ukraine

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka (now Krasne in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine), an isolated rural estate in Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire. He displayed precocious musical abilities by age five. His first piano composition to be written down (by his mother), an 'Indian Gallop', was in the Lydian mode (a major scale with a raised 4th scale degree) as the young Prokofiev felt 'reluctance to tackle the black notes'. By seven he had also learned to play chess. Much like music, chess would remain a passion, and he became acquainted with world chess champions José Raúl Capablanca and Mikhail Botvinnik. At age nine he was composing his first opera, The Giant, as well as an overture and miscellaneous pieces.

Title Form Instrument
Ballade, Op.15 Ballade Solo Instrument and Piano
Chout, Op.21 Ballet Orchestra
Cinderella, Op.87 Ballet Orchestra
Romeo and Juliet (ballet), Op.64 Ballet Choir and Orchestra
Alexander Nevsky (cantata), Op.78 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1, Op. 10 Concerto Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.1, Op.10 Concerto Piano
Piano Concerto No.2, Op.16 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.53 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.5, Op.55 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.19 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.2, Op.63 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
4 Etudes, Op.2 Etude Piano
The Love for Three Oranges (opera), Op.33 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ouverture russe, Op.72 Overture Orchestra
Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34 Overture Chamber group
3 Pieces for Piano, Op.59 Piano piece Piano
3 Pieces for Piano, Op.96 Piano piece Piano
3 Pieces from Cinderella, Op.95 Piano piece Piano