Sergei Prokofiev

Quiz Yourself About the Life and Music of Sergei Prokofiev

What are the dates for Prokofiev?

Who were the main teachers of Prokofiev?

What is remarkable about the early years of Prokofiev?

Which work brought Prokofiev his first international success?

What are the main characteristics of PERIOD 1 of Prokofiev (1908-1918)?

What are some of the major works from this period?

At the same time as this period, Prokofiev ALSO composed in an entirely different manner, simultaneously. What are the characteristics of this style?

What inaugurated the SECOND period of Prokofiev?

What are the main characteristics of the SECOND period of Prokofiev? (1918-1932)

What is his main opera from this SECOND period?

When did Prokofiev return to the Soviet Union?

What is SOCIALIST REALISM?

What are characteristics of PERIOD 3 of Prokofiev? (1936-1953)

Most of Prokofiev’s most famous (and most-often-performed) works come from PERIOD 3. Name some of the MOST famous.

What is considered to be Prokofiev’s greatest work?

Prokofiev wrote very clearly regarding what his aims were in music.  What were they?

Prokofiev identified 5 major characteristics of his work. Name them.

What famous quote sums up Prokofiev’s (late-in-life) attitude toward composing?

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