Symphony No. 7 (Prokofiev)
Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Opus 131 (composed in 1951, premiered on October 11, 1952 in Moscow) is the last symphony by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. In it, the composer returns to the instrumental transparency and harmonic simplicity of the First Symphony, although the work by its fairytale - oriental character rather of Rimsky -Korsakov because borrows from Haydn. The emphasized melodic and lyrical overall impression of the work and its accessible language also result from the original recital of the composer, the symphony specifically writing for youth orchestra. The symphony was highly praised by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1957 and awarded the Lenin Prize.
The work consists of four movements generally friendly to dreamy serene character. The total duration is about 30 minutes.