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The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was one of the giants of 20th century music. His works ranged from ballets - including Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet - to film music, such as Lieutenant Kije and Alexander Nevsky.
Prokofiev's first major orchestral success was the Scythian Suite, compiled from music he composed for the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev commissioned three more ballets from Prokofiev which were all successful. This drawing of Prokofiev was by Henri Matisse and published in the programme for the season of the Ballets Russes in Paris in May 1921.
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