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Sergey Prokofiev

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Studio Sessions

The Orchestra of St. Luke's opens The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan.

July 14, 2011 Hear the ensemble christen its new concert space with conductor Ivan Fischer.

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July 23, 2008 From Schumann on tuba to a traditional Chinese folk song, these young musicians shine in Honolulu.

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January 2, 2008 A lone pianist and 10 string players take the stage in Columbus, Ohio's Southern Theatre.

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Interviews & Profiles

Sergei Prokofiev (pictured) wrote a Fifth Symphony that has special resonance in Sao Paulo for conductor Marin Alsop.

July 21, 2012 An American conductor explains why Russian music suits her Sao Paolo orchestra.

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Wolf by moonlight

March 20, 2010 Hear Scott Simon and conductor Marin Alsop prepare for their Baltimore Symphony performance.

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Boris Berman

February 9, 2010 The Soviet composer's newly discovered music for ballet and opera will be on display Tuesday night.

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Juliet (300)

February 10, 2009 Prokofiev's passionate, often violent music makes the tale of star-crossed lovers sound fresh.

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January 12, 2008 The pianist talks about playing at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and his subsequent career.

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February 2, 2007 Commentator Miles Hoffman pays tribute to violinists Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler.

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Discover Songs

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August 6, 2009 Spend the latter part of the season reveling in classical composers who embraced summer nights.

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November 7, 2007 A list of five classical clocks to chime in the end of Daylight Savings Time.

November 4, 2006 The composer's diaries, held by Soviet authorities for decades, will soon be published in English.

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Reviews

Behzod Abduraimov.

May 1, 2012 A fabulous debut recording from a 21-year-old pianist who's poised to take the world by storm.

More Stories

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), and Speaker of the House John Boehner are three key lawmakers in the government shut down and debt ceiling crisis.

October 17, 2013 With financial cataclysm averted, a playlist for the swirling emotions of the past two weeks.

For his zany opera The Love for Three Oranges, Prokofiev wrote a little march that made it big.

March 18, 2013 An opera about oranges offers a jaunty little march and one of Prokofiev's best-loved melodies.

The animated short 'Fourth Orange' by director Julia Titova.

February 2, 2012 Watch a beautiful animated short film that chronicles Prokofiev's life.

Cover art for the American release of Peter And The Wolf on RCA Victor.

May 2, 2011 Prokofiev's classic fairytale turns 75. It's an innocent piece written during troubled times.

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A russian waltz

December 31, 2010 Hear a wistful little waltz by Prokofiev to welcome in the New Year.

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February 27, 2008 Hear music that soars with inspiration from our fine-feathered friends.

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December 21, 2007 From Minnesota to Venezuela, this list of 2007's top classical discs spans continents and eras.

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Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos

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  • Album: Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1995
 

Selections from the Heifetz Collection

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  • Album: Selections from the Heifetz Collection
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1994
 

Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings

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  • Album: Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: Cembal d'amour
  • Released: 2001
 

Kreisler Plays Kreisler

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  • Album: Kreisler Plays Kreisler
  • Artist: Fritz Kreisler
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1997
 

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; The Year 1941

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; The Year 1941
  • Artist: Marin Alsop
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2012
 

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
  • Artist: Lorin Maazel
  • Label: London
  • Released: 1998
 

Daniel Pollack, Pianist: 1958 and 1961 (The Legendary Moscow Recordings)

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  • Album: Daniel Pollack, Pianist: 1958 and 1961 (The Legendary Moscow Recordings)
  • Artist: Daniel Pollack
  • Label: Cambria
  • Released: 2002
 

Colors

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  • Album: Colors
  • Artist: Daniel Pollack
  • Label: RCM
  • Released: 2007
 

Lux Aurumque

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  • Album: Lux Aurumque
  • Artist: Dale Warland Singers
  • Label: Gothic
  • Released: 2007
 

Folk Songs

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  • Album: Folk Songs
  • Artist: Trio Mediaeval
  • Label: ECM
  • Released: 2007
 

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
  • Artist: Yundi Li
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

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  • Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  • Artist: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli

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  • Album: Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli
  • Artist: Fabio Biondi
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2007
 

American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

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  • Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
  • Artist: Rachel Barton Pine
  • Label: Cedille
  • Released: 2007
 

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia concertante

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  • Album: Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia concertante
  • Artist: Maxim Vengerov
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets

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  • Album: Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Haydn: Symphonies 93 & 101

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  • Album: Haydn: Symphonies 93 & 101
  • Artist: Claudio Abbado
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1990
 

Kodály: Háry János, etc.

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  • Album: Kodály: Háry János, etc.
  • Artist: Ivan Fischer
  • Label: Philips
  • Released: 1999
 

Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

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  • Album: Beethoven: 9 Symphonies
  • Artist: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Label: Archiv
  • Released: 1994
 

Prokofiev: Cinderella

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Cinderella
  • Artist: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995
 

Shakespeare's Music: Classic and Popular Music Inspired by the Plays

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  • Album: Shakespeare's Music: Classic and Popular Music Inspired by the Plays
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Telarc
 

Le Sacre du Printemps [Hybrid SACD]

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  • Album: Le Sacre du Printemps [Hybrid SACD]
  • Artist: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2006
 

Swedish Orchestral Favourites

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  • Album: Swedish Orchestral Favourites
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1995