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Classical Sprouts: Prokofiev's 'Cinderella'

It's time for the ball!

Classical Sprouts is back with another "Cinderella" story, and this time it's a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev!

Sergei Prokofiev playing the piano with his right hand
Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev lived from 1891 to 1953.

Between two world wars and a totalitarian regime in his home country, his career spanned a tumultuous era.

But several of his pieces were - and still are - enormously popular, like "Peter and the Wolf," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella."

Stravinsky's version of "Cinderella" follows the traditional story, but it does have a few twists.

Think funny stepsister scenes, jazz-inspired music and dances with oranges ...

Listen to Classical Sprouts to learn more, and watch the entire ballet below!


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Classical Sprouts is produced by Emily Duncan Wilson. Kacie Brown is the digital content manager.

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is IPR's digital content manager and is the producer of "Classical Sprouts" and "Kids Commute".