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

Read A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil

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


Behzod Abduraimov.

Read Meet Your New Piano Idol: Behzod Abduraimov

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

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

Watch The 'Fourth Orange': An Animated Short On Prokofiev's Life

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

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

Listen The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last APM

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


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

Listen 'Peter And The Wolf' Turns 75 WNYC

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


A russian waltz

Watch War And Peace And New Year's Eve

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

Wolf by moonlight

Listen Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf' (And Scott Simon)

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


Boris Berman

Listen Unearthing Prokofiev: Rare Works Get NYC Debut

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


Read Classical Party: A Summer Night To Remember WGUC

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

Listen Russian Valentine: Prokofiev's Romeo And Juliet

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


Listen Musicians in Paradise: Hawaii Hosts Teen Talent

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


Read Classical Music for the Birds WVXU

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

Listen Piano Pathways: Daniel Pollack, 50 Years Later

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


Listen Teen Talent Takes the Spotlight in Columbus

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


Read APM Highlights Great Classical Voices of 2007 APM

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

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