Sergei Prokofiev - "Cinderella Suite - Opus 87"
Soviet composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard works as the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet – from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken – and Peter and the Wolf. Of the established forms and genres in which he worked, he created – excluding juvenilia – seven completed operas, seven symphonies, eight ballets, five piano concertos, two violin concertos, a cello concerto, a Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, and nine completed piano sonatas.
Today Prokofiev may well be the most popular composer of 20th-century music. His orchestral music alone is played more frequently in the United States than that of any other composer of the last hundred years save Richard Strauss, while his operas, ballets, chamber works, and piano music appear regularly throughout major concert halls worldwide.
The composer was honoured in his native Donetsk Oblast when the Donetsk International Airport was renamed "Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport" and the Donetsk Musical and Pedagogical Institute was renamed the "S.S. Prokofiev State Music Academy of Donetsk" in 1988.
So today, with grace and beauty, I choose Sergei Prokofiev's "Cinderella Suite - Opus 87" as my, let the magic find you, little lazy moments, like drowsy daisies, song for a, with small miracles in your pocket, sing the spring, find each little happiness where it lays, Monday.