Sergey Prokofiev
Date of Birth
Apr 11, 1891
Birth Place:
Sontzovka, Russia


It is somewhat ironic that this composer, who was censured in 1948 along with fellow composers Dimitri Shostakovich and Aram Khachaturian for supposedly "formalist tendencies," should have died on the same day as his oppressor Joseph Stalin. Prokofiev's wide-ranging imagination encompassed the absurd (The Love of Three Oranges, "Lieutenant Kije"), the historically romantic (Alexander Nevesky,...