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#349025 05/30/06 01:07 PM
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Suggestions Diaboliques is the bomb. Slow practice sounds terrible though. My wife commented on how ugly it sounded until I played it up to tempo. Then she was like "Wow!"


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I love prokofiev. Can't remember having heard a work of him that I didn't care about, there's always something interresting about them. The violin concertos are great (listen to the central scherzo movement of the first concerto), the symphonies I've heard are amazing (listen to the 7th especially), and of course, the piano concertos. (especially the first three)

Also, check out his cello sonata and the two violin sonatas. I've been playing the second violin sonata op 94 (originally for flute) for a while now, such a great work. Luckily for me, its not technically demanding at all, comparing to his piano sonatas or concertos, just a few repeating note-problems and fast scales in the second movement. If anyones lucky to play it with a violinist (or flutist), try it. It's a great introduction to the world of Prokofiev.

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I love his piano concerto in C. The end of the last movement is of the most amazing things I've ever heard.


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what about peter and the wolf
Peter and the wolf is a fine pice, but it's like going to a Chinese testaurant and ordering moo goo gai pan when you could get something Hunan style. By that I mean that's it's a fun light albeit perhaps bland piece by comparison


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If i may suggest : Boris Berman Integral for piano -
Gould, François & Sokolov in the 7th Sonata, 3 different and amazing versions of one of the most important sonata of the last century

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Get Bronfman's Concerti and Sonatas.. They are excellent!

I thought Brillant Classics released them for a cheap price.


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#349031 05/30/06 04:34 PM
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Has anyone sucessfully played Suggestions Diaboliques? To those who have, to you I bow my head with admiration and respect.


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Suggestions Diabolique is not quite as hard as it seems upon first glance, although still very challenging. It's written very idiomatically for the piano. I have a live recording of Richter playing it in Paris. Sensational.


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Lt. Kije (spelling?) is full of humor and great melodies and orchestration. His violin concerti and sonatas are amazing, as is his cello sonata. The piano part on the cello sonata isn't too difficult, by the way. A good piece for collaborative piano.

I was surfing around YouTube and there's some guy playing his Toccata which is extremely demanding. You should check it out! It's a crazy piece. I think it's from a competition or a recital of some kind, so it's not one of the no-no's (ripped off). As mentioned many times before, his piano concertos are also just incredible. I, too, have always considered him one of the best composers ever.

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[b] what about peter and the wolf
Peter and the wolf is a fine pice, but it's like going to a Chinese testaurant and ordering moo goo gai pan when you could get something Hunan style. By that I mean that's it's a fun light albeit perhaps bland piece by comparison [/b]
that is awesome.

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