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La musique scénique de Prokofiev à travers le ballet et le cinéma

Abstract : Sergei Prokofiev took part in many projects involving visual and performing arts and as such he wrote music for dance productions and motion pictures. As a young composer in France, he collaborated with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. After having written a few ballets, he decided to return to his native country where he received more commissions for movie soundtracks, working with producers on projects supported by the Russian Communist Party.
Prokofiev's compositional style truly changed between his first and last ballet pieces. His film scores are rather varied but show progress in his understanding of the relationship between music and picture.
A lot of these pieces were never published, were censored, or forgotten, but others such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Ivan the terrible", are considered masterpieces of his output. The fact the he re-created orchestral compositions based on what had originally movie soundtracks or ballet music enabled the public to discover some of these forgotten films and ballets.
Through these various compositions, Sergei Sergeivich was able to discover different ways to compose music for a visual action, including dance and video editing.
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Céline Barrandon. La musique scénique de Prokofiev à travers le ballet et le cinéma. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. 2013. ⟨dumas-00864609⟩

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