Sergei Prokofiev

1891 - 1953

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (27 April [O.S. 15 April] 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor who later worked in the Soviet Union. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous music genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard pieces as the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet—from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken—and Peter and the Wolf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Prokofiev has received more than 3,323,391 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Sergei Prokofiev is the 40th most popular composer (down from 36th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Composer.

Sergei Prokofiev is most famous for his orchestral suite "Peter and the Wolf" which he composed in 1936.

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Among composers, Sergei Prokofiev ranks 40 out of 1,451Before him are Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. After him are Béla Bartók, Modest Mussorgsky, Carl Maria von Weber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, and Gaetano Donizetti.

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Among people born in 1891, Sergei Prokofiev ranks 5Before him are Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Antonio Gramsci, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Model, Max Ernst, Nelly Sachs, Edith Stein, James Chadwick, and John Howard Northrop. Among people deceased in 1953, Sergei Prokofiev ranks 2Before him is Joseph Stalin. After him are Ibn Saud, Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, Gerd von Rundstedt, Francis Picabia, Robert Andrews Millikan, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, and Django Reinhardt.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Prokofiev ranks 6 out of 1,365Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), and Nikolai Gogol (1809). After him are Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Hafsa Sultan (1479).

Among COMPOSERS In Ukraine

Among composers born in Ukraine, Sergei Prokofiev ranks 1After him are Stefania Turkewich (1898), Reinhold Glière (1874), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), Wojciech Kilar (1932), Mykola Lysenko (1842), Igor Markevitch (1912), Boris Lyatoshinsky (1894), and Maxim Berezovsky (1745).