Author Topic: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon  (Read 115604 times)

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karlhenning

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2007, 09:50:37 AM »
Sergi drove the narrow country roads of France like a maniac.

When in Rome . . . .

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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2007, 09:56:15 AM »
I remember.

I mean: I know.  I wasn't there, so I couldn't remember, not like that  ;)

 I disremember what ballet he was working on at the time ,Three oranges,perhaps,the accident forced him into his chair for weeks so he finished the ballet in record time.

Danny

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007, 12:48:12 PM »
Lady, you drive straight to the heart of the matter!  8)

He wore those tiny, odd looking spectacles...............art for art's sake, I guess. :P

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2007, 12:57:32 PM »


Listened to fragments from Ivan - Eisenstein. Muti conducting .

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2007, 01:23:53 PM »
Forgot to mention another one of my favorites: the ballet Shut’ (The Buffoon)

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2007, 11:06:32 AM »
Chout is good fun, Maciek!

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2007, 04:02:03 PM »
Forgot to mention another one of my favorites: the ballet Shut’ (The Buffoon)

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Have you heard the recent complete ballet performance from Jurowski?  It's marvelous!
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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2007, 02:55:32 AM »
No, just an old Melodya CD.

karlhenning

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2007, 04:23:10 AM »
Brett's right, Maciek, I think you'll very much like the Jurowski!

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2007, 05:10:34 AM »
It's the CPO one, isn't it? I'm adding it to my wishlist then! ;D

karlhenning

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2007, 05:36:04 AM »
It's the CPO one, isn't it?

Yes, indeed.

m_gigena

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2007, 06:55:43 AM »
My favorites of Prokofiev:

3rd piano Concerto (Argerich, Abbado)
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The 8th piano Sonata (Gilels)

I second you in the Argerich selection. There's no better Prok 3 than hers. Watching her live doing this work is a must for everyone who claims to be a Prokofiev lover (Even if she is playing with a cheap mid-range orchestra, as was my case a couple of years ago).

But for the 8th sonata my votes go for the unstopable and out-of-control Gavrilov. Followed by some live Richter one of the fellow GMG members shared in the past.

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2007, 06:59:45 AM »
I second you in the Argerich selection. There's no better Prok 3 than hers. Watching her live doing this work is a must for everyone who claims to be a Prokofiev lover (Even if she is playing with a cheap mid-range orchestra, as was my case a couple of years ago).

As to modern recordings, Argerich is indeed excellent; but as to less recent recordings, Byron Janis and Sergei Prokofiev ( :o) offer stellar interpretations. 

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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2007, 07:03:27 AM »
I could try to list my favorite Prokofiev works, but that list would go on forever, even clips from his lesser know works like Chout make my mouth water.
The only two works, to this day, that I really don't care about much even after listening to many times, are the last 2 piano concertos. The 6th symphony is also questionable, but it might change over time. This is saying a lot since I have a pretty big Prokofiev collection   8)

one day, i'll get them all............

m_gigena

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2007, 07:51:26 AM »
As to modern recordings, Argerich is indeed excellent; but as to less recent recordings, Byron Janis and Sergei Prokofiev ( :o) offer stellar interpretations. 

I also like Kapell very much. And there's one with Mitropoulos conducting from the piano I enjoy too.

karlhenning

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2007, 08:05:07 AM »
It is one of the more poignant might-have-beens in music, that Shostakovich never set the words of Akhmatova (though he did pay tribute to her, by setting a poem about her, in the Tsvetayeva cycle).

Prokofiev set five early poems of Akhmatova in 1916, for his Opus 27, which is to say, from a period when neither had yet had occasion to run afoul of the cultural upheavals which would characterize the Soviet Union in after years.

Prokofiev’s songs are charmingly simple in presentation, delightful in their accompaniment.  Alas, the set is brief enough, that it simply makes the listener eager for more.

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2007, 10:58:25 AM »
I don't think I know any Prokofiev songs. Will have to rectify that!

karlhenning

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2007, 11:00:33 AM »
You might start with The Ugly Duckling, Opus 18, Maciek!

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2007, 11:01:42 AM »
The title alone makes me want to have it, Karl! ;)

greg

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Re: Prokofiev's Paddy Wagon
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2007, 12:09:22 PM »
You might start with The Ugly Duckling, Opus 18, Maciek!
That must've been embarassing for him, when his old girlfriend wrote the lyrics and the main character described Prokofiev exactly;D

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