Sergey Prokofiev

About Sergey Prokofiev's Transcriptions

Among the many pianist-composers that have practiced the art of transcription, Prokofiev stands out because he transcribed such a large quantity of his own work. Transcriptions actually make up one third of his piano works. Especially during his Soviet period (1936–1953), there are large numbers of transcriptions from his ballet, opera, and even film scores.