[f_minor] Prokofiev

f h boyboy_8 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 2 16:49:33 EDT 2011


This too is new to me.  I had heard Pratz play as the Concert Master of the TSO for many years.  He was a really talented violinist and his charm really shines in this recording.  Just so lovely.


--- On Thu, 9/29/11, Jörgen Lundmark <jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu> wrote:

From: Jörgen Lundmark <jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu>
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Prokofiev
To: "Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould." <f_minor at glenngould.org>
Cc: "f h" <boyboy_8 at yahoo.com>
Received: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 4:44 PM


    Hello Fred,


    The link you sent were not Gould playing Prokofiev, but I guess you
    are referring to his playing of the second of the Visions Fugitives,


    The performance is part of one of the "Musicamera" programs in the
    new DVD-box.


    It's either that or his playing of the 7th sonata (one complete
    TV-performance and another one of the first movement, but I can only
    find the early one on Youtube):


    or the earlier recording of the violin/piano arrangement from
    "Cinderella". I know of no other Gould recording of Prokofiev's


    Generally speaking it's very clearly defined, as always with Gould,
    and with an exiting rhythmic energy (the sonata). He doesn't have
    the intensity or power of Sviatoslav Richter -- my favourite in late
    Prokofiev sonatas -- but those are (don't forget his studio
    recording of the sonata) excellent and as always with Gould very
    personal performances.


    Both TV-performances of the Prokofiev are also part of the new box.


    If you are referring to the Visions Fugitives it's a very slow and
    very Scriabinesque version of this piece. I like it all the same. 




            Hi all,


              my brother sent me a Youtube link a few days ago, which I
              just listened to now. This is completely new to me:




              GG playing the Russian "hammer" (I just made that up)
              Prokofiev.  I don't know what to make of the piece as I am
              not familiar with it, but the playing was quite
              admirable.  Anyone know this piece well or have comments
              about GG's playing?  




              Fred Houpt



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