It’s time for the ball!
Classical Sprouts is back with another “Cinderella” story, and this time it’s a ballet by 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.