[ pruh-kaw-fee-uhf, -ef, -koh-; Russian pruh-kaw-fyif ]
/ prəˈkɔ fi əf, -ˌɛf, -ˈkoʊ-; Russian prʌˈkɔ fyɪf /
Ser·gei Ser·ge·e·vich [syir-gyey syir-gye-yi-vyich], /syɪrˈgyeɪ syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1891–1953, Russian composer.
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/ (prəˈkɒfɪˌɛf, Russian praˈkɔfjɪf) /
Sergei Sergeyevich (sɪrˈɡjej sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1891–1953, Soviet composer. His compositions include the orchestral fairy tale Peter and the Wolf (1936), the opera The Love for Three Oranges (1921), and seven symphonies
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