Celebrating reading and the 100 novels that have shaped our world.
The photographs of Lina Prokofiev are provided by The Prokofiev Estate.
Music used in the series
Episode 1 Field of the Dead from Prokofiev: Alexander Nevksy Piano Concerto No 1 from Prokofiev: The Piano Concertos
Episode 2 Tableau III: le desert from The Love For Three Oranges Danse des Buffoon from Buffoon Tableau I: Tchelio et Fata Morgana from The Love For Three Oranges Marche from Prokofiev – Classical Symphony
Episode 3 No 1 Introduction from Romeo and Juliet No 43 Interlude from Romeo and Juliet No 37 Introduction from Romeo and Juliet Episode 4 Symphony No 5 Adagio from Complete Symphonies The Battle on the Ice from Alexander Nevsky – Lieutenant Kije Zdravista from Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Symphony No 5 Andantefrom Complete Symphonies Symphony No 5 Adagio from Complete Symphonies
Episode 5 Field of the Dead from Prokofiev: Alexander Nevksy The Glorious Departure of Lolly and Sun’s Procession from Scythian Suite Peter and the Wolf from Peter and the Wolf/Cinderella