La Scena Musicale

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 27 (Prokofiev, Oistrakh)

1891 - Sergei Prokofiev, Sontsovka, Ukraine; composer (several sources give d.o.b. as April 23)

Wiki entry
Prokofiev Page

Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet (Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris)

Prokofiev's 7th piano sonata, 1st mvt. (Glenn Gould, 1961)

1931 - Igor Oistrakh, Odessa, Ukraine; violinist

Wiki entry
Interview (2003)

Igor and David Oistrakh play Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins, 2nd mvt.

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