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Sergei Prokofiev: The Genius In Stalin's Shadow

Sergei Prokofiev died 60 years ago -- on March 5, 1953 -- but the famous Russian composer’s passing received little attention in the Soviet Union. It was overshadowed by the death of dictator Josef Stalin, announced on the same day. Prokofiev’s funeral was attended by only a handful of friends and relatives who carried no flowers, as they had all been bought by Stalin’s mourners. But if his death went unacknowledged, Prokofiev's legacy did not. He continues to be regarded as one of the great composers of the 20th century, whose modernist works continue to provoke and surprise. (13 PHOTOS)

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