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Sergei Prokofiev

Composer (23-Apr-1891 — 5-Mar-1953)


Israel V. Nestyev. Translated by Roza Prokofeva. Sergei Prokofiev: His Musical Life. Alfred A. Knopf. 1946. 193pp.

David Nice. Prokofiev: From Russia to the West, 1891-1935. Yale University Press. 2003. 390pp.

Stephen D. Press. Prokofiev's Ballets for Diaghilev. Ashgate Publishing. 2006. 294pp.

Harlow Robinson (editor). Selected Letters of Sergei Prokofiev. University Press of New England. 1998. 348pp.


  1. Serge Prokofiev Foundation Archive
    Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.616)

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.531)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.574)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.349)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1194)

  11. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1142)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.832)

  13. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (p.583)

  14. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.695-96)

  15. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.190-92)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.793-95)

  17. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.1061)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.406)

  19. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.808)

  20. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.143)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.90)

  22. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.336-37)

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