Divertissement, Op.43 (Prokofiev, Sergey)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano Solo (Prokofiev)

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Feldmahler (2006/8/31)

Arranger Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Editor Pavel Lukyanchenko
Publisher. Info. S. Prokofiev: Piano Works in Five Volumes (Сочинения в фортепиано в 5-ти томах), vol.3
Moscow: Muzyka, 1984. Plate 12475
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General Information

Work Title Divertissement
Alternative. Title Дивертисмент
Composer Prokofiev, Sergey
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.43
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISP 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Moderato, molto ritmato
  2. Larghetto (non troppo lento) ["Nocturne" (Ноктюрн)]
  3. Allegro energico ["Dance" (Танец)]
  4. Allegro non troppo e pesante ["Epilogue" (Эпилог)]

Bracketed titles appear in the piano arrangement only

Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925–29
First Performance. 1929-12-22 — Paris: Sergey Prokofiev (conductor)
First Publication. 1930 — Paris: Editions Russes de Musique. Plate R.M.V. 489
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, cymbals, bass drum, snare drum, tambourine + strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Prokofiev Catalogue (orchestra)
Prokofiev Catalogue (piano arrangement)
Extra Information Also arranged for solo piano by the composer in 1938, and published in 1940 by Muzgiz as "Op.43bis".
While PD in Canada, this work is copyright in the US until 1 January 2026.

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Material derives from an unfinished ballet Trapeze, some of which also appeared in the Quintet Op.39. According to Robinson (Selected Letters of Sergei Prokofiev, p.115, footnote 62), arrangement Op.43bis made in 1938.