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What is your favourite Prokofiev`s Visions Fugitives
#402292 12/25/08 10:38 PM
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Visions Fugitives are a series of short piano pieces written by Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) between 1915 and 1917. They were premiered by Prokofiev on April 15, 1918 in Petrograd, Soviet Union. They are based on a poem written by Russian poet Konstantin Bal'mont.The title is French for "Fleeting/Fugitive Visions" which is taken from the following line of poetry by Bal'mont:

"In every fugitive vision I see worlds, full of the changing play of rainbow hues..."

The pieces, though far from atonal, contain dissonant harmonies similar in nature of music composed by Prokofiev's contemporaries (Schoenberg and Scriabin), although still retaining highly original concepts in both tonality and rhythm.

This is my recording of one of them, i only got to record 8, but this one is really great, and prokofiev recorded this one too. Unfortunatly he didn`t record all of them...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwzdfPpHSyA

Please share your own Favourite visions fugitives!!!

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I've always liked 8. Commodo.


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My favourites: 3 (Allegretto), 6 (Con eleganza), 8 (Comodo), 10 (Ridicolosamente), 11 (Con vivacità), 14 (Feroce), 16 (Dolente), 20 (Lento). From those, I've played Nos. 8, 10, 11 and 14. Someday, I want to learn them all.


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I`ve played and recorded from 7 (Arpa wich i like very much) to 14 (Feroce). Loki, the nº8 is great because of it`s polifony, it was really dificult for me to be abel to sing all the middle voices in it. But it`s great to play too. Mrenaud, i hope one day i can get the time to study all of them too.

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I just have to mention no.9, since no one else has. It´s actually my favorite, or at least the first one of the set I started seriously liking (it sounds easy, but it has some pretty difficult reches I discovered upon playing it...)

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Loki, the nº8 is great because of it`s polifony
I love the ethereal quality to the sound.


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davaofthekeys: I fought with the first five notes of the right hand, that prokofiev dos simultaneously and ihave to do it in arpegio. It`s quite dificult to my hand, but i got over it after hours and hours of practice. And the last ascending scale is realy triky to do because both hands are doing completly diferent scales...

Loki, the last time the theme sings, really sounds ethereal...

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