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'The Light Princess Suite': No. 6. “…gravitas…”

by Matthew Roy, University of California Santa Barbara

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The final chapter of The Light Princess is a moment of overflow. 523 more words

George MacDonald

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Prokofiev in a Club! Sonata #7 Yellow Lounge Amsterdam Lisitsa


One day in a future the ‘traditional” concert halls will go the way of ‘traditional” movie theaters = disappear from use. I told you before – the BEST place to listen to the piano is directly under it. 79 more words

Five marginally-connected thoughts on Sergei Prokofiev

On Saturday night the first words out of my mouth after the final note of the excerpts from Sergei Prokofiev’s epic ballet Romeo and Juliet  874 more words

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what has the Cold War got to do with it?

With reference to the distribution of recordings by Russian labels, record reviews of Prokofiev’s cello music suffered from the Cold War. In the first recording reviews of Prokofiev’s cello sonata op.119 in 1960 and the “unfinished” solo cello sonata op.134 in 1990, both works were introduced with a focus on historical aspects about and around the works rather than discussion of the music’s structure. 1,123 more words

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Rostropovich’s Prokofiev

Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 (died on 27 April 2007). As I have considered Rostropovich and Prokofiev in the thesis, I might as well do a blog on Rostropovich’s two renditions of Prokofiev’s cello sonata. 575 more words

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