Some Christmas music today, the Troika from the Suite from Lieutenant Kije by Prokofiev. A troika is a sleigh drawn by 3 horses and I think the piece captures the idea of being pulled along at full speed in a snowy landscape so vividly. 16 more words
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I got familiar with the music basics, both theory and common knowledge, in primary school. Back then in Romania the primary school was in two cycles: elementary and gymnasium. 627 more words
You have to admire those who can come up with a new children’s programme that doesn’t patronise (we’re looking at you, 21st-century Blue Peter!) or alienate its audience. 308 more words
inspired by the Russian composer Prokofiev’s Dance of the Knights… or Montagues and Capulets … written 1935
Hey music folk! Are you, like me, completely devoid of ideas of what to do with your weekend now that the whole Halloween frenzy has ended? 184 more words
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Yuri Temirkanov, play selections of Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet at the 2010 Nobel Prize Concert.