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Composer Riddle #2

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:48 pm
by Sasha
When my friend, Scriabin died, I decided to give a series of Scriain recitals in his memory. His fan honored the idea, but you know what, they didn't like my playing.

Prokoviev was in the audience one time and said, "when Scriabin played his Fifth Sonata, the music was all allure and suggestion, in subtle tints." And he continued to say that when I played it, all the notes stood firmly and clearly on the ground. Scriabin's friend Ivan Alchevsky had to be restrained from running to the stage and telling me what he thought of me. :roll:

Prokofiev tried to smooth things out and told me that I played very well. So I said, "And you probably thought I'd play badly?" rather icily. Well, after that, we didn't speak for a long time! :twisted:

Who am I? 8)

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:15 am
by mikhailp
Rachmaninoff =|

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:01 pm
by Sasha
Ah! :shock:

Was it just too obvious or what?


I don't think he actually heard all this criticism, did he?

Thought it was funny.

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:16 am
by mikhailp
hence the depressions :o

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:00 am
by morakeo
Has Rachmaninoff recorded any Scriabin, except the op.11 prelude?

Re: Composer Riddle #2

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:33 pm
by Marianne
As long as I know - no. Only this one.
Though there is record of Scriabin himself playing his Etude op.8 № 12