Sunday, April 22, 2012
Happy birthday, Sergei Prokofiev
It is the birthday of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev (1891), who may be best known for the opera The Love for Three Oranges (1919), based on a fairy tale; the ballet Romeo and Juliet (1935), based on Shakespeare's play; and Peter and the Wolf (1936), a children's story with orchestra music and a narrator. Here is the Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet. The music was used in a French commercial for Chanel's Egoiste fragrance in the 1990s.