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Commentary: Remembering Prokofiev

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Commentary: Remembering Prokofiev

Commentary: Remembering Prokofiev

Commentary: Remembering Prokofiev

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Prokofiev died March 5, 1953, the same day as Josef Stalin. Colorado Symphony conductor Marin Alsop looks at how Prokofiev's music changed from his pre-revolutionary First Symphony to his Fifth Symphony, written in 1944 when he was an official composer under Stalin.