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Prokofiev & Xinghai. Zahra & Annika. Symphony de classique. Allegro Larghetto – A major Gavotte Finale : Molto Vivace. Written in 1916-1917 Key of D Major 15 minutes – fairly short Mostly staccato . Symphony de classique. Movements I and IV are fast - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Prokofiev & Xinghai

Zahra & AnnikaProkofiev & XinghaiAllegro Larghetto A majorGavotteFinale : Molto Vivace

Symphony de classiqueWritten in 1916-1917Key of D Major15 minutes fairly shortMostly staccato

Movements I and IV are fastMovements II and III are slow, and dance inspiredSimilar to Haydns compositionsSome dissonance at timesTonal basis mostly consistentSymphony de classique

Sergei ProkofievCHILDHOOD/STUDIES April 23rd, 1891Sontsovka, rural Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire).Only child First operas seen in 1899-1900, Moscow & St. Petersburg When he returns, he writes an opera: libretto and music together Composition lessons in 1902-1903 from Reinhold Gliere Advanced Student at Moscow Conservatory Went on to study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory Graduates in 1914, with a prize for his 1st piano concerto

WWI Returns to the St. Petersburg Conservatory to escape a draft Studied organ During this time, composed the opera The Gambler Supposed to premiere Feb/March Bolshevik Revolution overthrew Tsar Nicholas Premiere was put off St. Petersburg becomes dangerous, Prokofiev leaves for Caucasus Here he composed Symphony Classique Returns to St. Petersburg in 1918, for the premiere

Sergei Prokofiev

ABROAD 1918-1919 goes abroad to America, to escape violence in Russia The public mostly disliked him Chicago: more positive, commissioned by Chicago Opera Music Director During this time he wrote Love for three oranges Head to Europe 1920-1922 Premiered two operas in Paris, successful, bringing him fameMoved to a town in the Bavarian Alps Marries Spanish girl Lina Llubera Has two sons Writes 2 very successful ballets The steel step and The Prodigal Son Discouraged by public reactions to most of his works

Sergei prokofiev 1924: registers as a soviet citizen Abides by soviet policies on music/art Doesnt return to Russia for good until 1936 Writes a Ballet for Romeo and Juliet Wrote music to celebrate socialist Russia Some music was held back because it painted a bad picture of Germans (this was during the non-aggression pact with Russia and Germany) Leaves Moscow during WWII Dies March 5th, 1953 Death goes unreported for a weekOnly 40 people show up to his funeralSergei ProkofievBorn: June 13, 1905

Fanyu, Guangdong

Works:Two symphoniesViolin concertoFour large-scale choral worksNearly 300 songsAn operaMany essays about musical theory

Died: October 30, 1945

Xian Xinghai

Violin at age 20Nicknamed Chicken Killer1934: first Chinese student in the senior composition class of the Paris Music AcademyMusic was a revolutionary tool for him1935: went back to China

Xian Xinghai and MusicWithout payReviveThunderstormSunrise and Midnight Song

Later, went to Yan'anBack in chinaPlace of artistic peakNo pianos

Dean of the Music Department at the Luxun Conservatory of Music

Composed great works in Yanan1939: composed The Yellow River Cantata

In yananHuang he (Yellow river)

Symbol of Chinese defiance against the Japanese invaders

Six daysCaveAnti-Japanese War7 movementsTraditional melodies

The yellow river cantata

Yellow River Boatmen's Song Ode to the Yellow River Wrath of the Yellow RiverDefend the Yellow River

Prepared in 1969 by a collective of musicians, from Xian's 1939 cantata of the same name.

The yellow river piano concerto

1940: Soviet Union full-length documentary background musicHard lifeRescued by girl in Soviet UnionGirl became wifeOctober 30, 1945: died of pulmonary disease40 years old

After yellow river cantata,r:9,s:0,i:117

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