Sergei Diaghilev, the impresario who had led Ballets Russes to distinguished success, died suddenly in 1929, hence ending Prokofiev's collaboration with the troupe. (The Prodigal Son was the last such collaboration.) Seeing the success of the work, the Paris Opéra commissioned Prokofiev to write another ballet. Serge Lifar, formerly a close associate with Diaghilev, was responsible for creating the setting and choreography. However, he did not place any significance to the scenario. Rather, the ballet was created as a sequence of dances. On the Dnieper was the result of this collaboration.

Date of composition 1933
Type Symphony
Catalogue Op. 51bis
Approx. duration 20 minutes
Arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev: On the Dnieper, Op. 51
Instruments Orchestra
Autotranslations beta Sergueï Prokofiev: Suite from On the Dnieper, Op. 51bis
Sergej Sergeevič Prokof'ev: Suite from On the Dnieper, Op. 51bis
Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofjew: Suite from On the Dnieper, Op. 51bis