Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 121: Sergei Prokofiev


Welcome to episode 121 of the Busy Kids Love Music podcast! In this episode, we’ll kick off a special 3-part composer series all about the incredible Sergei Prokofiev. Get ready to dive into the life and musical contributions of this legendary composer!

Episode Highlights:

  • Discover the life of Sergei Prokofiev, a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor born in 1891.
  • Learn about Prokofiev’s early musical talent, including composing his first piece at age five and an opera by age nine.
  • Explore Prokofiev’s bold and innovative musical style, characterized by daring compositions and a penchant for pushing musical boundaries.
  • Hear excerpts from some of Prokofiev’s most famous works, including his Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Scythian Suite, to experience the excitement and drama in his music.
  • Learn about Prokofiev’s life after the Russian Revolution, his marriage to Spanish singer Carolina Codina, and his passion for chess.
  • Find out how you can explore more of Prokofiev’s music with my curated playlist in the show notes.

Stay tuned for the next two episodes of Busy Kids Love Music, where we will dive deeper into some of Prokofiev’s most famous songs. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite listening platform so you don’t miss out on future episodes. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider rating and reviewing the Busy Kids Love Music podcast to help more people discover our musical community.

Thanks for joining me on this musical journey through the life and music of Sergei Prokofiev! Keep listening to and loving music, and we’ll see you again in two weeks for the next episode. Bye for now!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Waitlist to join Busy Kids Do Piano

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Martha Argerich Plays Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 | Singapore International Piano Festival

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op.16 – Yuja Wang

Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Op. 20

Prokofiev – Love Of Three Oranges– Marriner/London Symphony Orchestra

Playlist for Episode 121

I’ve put together a curated playlist of the pieces you heard in today’s episode along with a few additional famous Prokofiev arrangements. Check it out here!

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