Sergei Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 (1924) is scored for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass. The quintet, closely related to Prokofiev's ballet, Trapèze, contains six movements and lasts 20-25 minutes.
In 1924, when Prokofiev was staying in Paris, a travelling troupe commissioned a chamber ballet from him. However, the ensemble that provided music accompaniment to the troupe only contained five members. This provided Prokofiev an opportunity to write more chamber music. His most recent chamber piece had been the Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1919).
Later, Prokofiev incorporated the ballet music into two pieces: Quintet, Op. 39 (1924) and Divertimento Op. 43 (1925-29).
- Tema con variazioni
- Andante energico
- Allegro sostenuto, ma con brio
- Adagio pesante
- Allegro precipitato, ma non troppo presto
- The Ballerina
- Dance of the Tumblers
- Mourning the Ballerina
- Becker, Samuel. "Prokofiev: Trapeze". samuelbecker.net. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Quintet, Op. 39: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Prokofiev Quintet in G minor, Opus 39 (1924).