Serge Prokofiev (1890-1953)

Le Fils prodigue : suite symphonique (1929)

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1929
    • Duration : 18 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 46a
Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, percussionist, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 7 March 1931
    Location :

    France, Paris. 


Table of contents

  • 1. The departure 
  • 2. Meeting with friends 
  • 3. The beautiful woman 
  • 4. Men's dance 
  • 5. The prodigal son and the beautiful woman 
  • 6. The drinking scene 
  • 7. The robbery 
  • 8. The awakening and repentance 
  • 9. Division of Spoils 
  • 10. The return