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Prokofiev

Prokofiev
February 21, 2009, 09:42:02 PM
It hasn't been used in heavy music like it is being used today. Not even a little bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQb6BKq_ZU

Oh, I beg to differ.


This isn't hipster bedroom music though, so I'm sure you've probably heard of it. Right?

Prokofiev
February 22, 2009, 12:12:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQb6BKq_ZU


This is a fantastic video. This piece sounds triumphant and proud. Suggestions of works from this composer, if you dont mind?

Re: Prokofiev
February 24, 2009, 05:49:30 AM
His ballet Romeo and Juliet is pretty well known.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojw9MEbOvaA

I love this part of it, sounds very dour and imposing.

Re: Prokofiev
February 25, 2009, 04:11:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQb6BKq_ZU


This is a fantastic video. This piece sounds triumphant and proud. Suggestions of works from this composer, if you dont mind?

The Scythian Suite is a great place to start for anyone remotely interested in metal, and is admittedly the reason why I began paying more attention to classical in the first place.

The name of the particular movement in that video is "The Pagan God and the Dance of the Evil Spirits", part of the Scythian Suite. Prokofiev is somewhat influenced by Igor Stravinsky; there's clear similarities between that composition and the Rites of Spring, or in, at least, how imposing they both wanted to be.

I also liked his Symphony No. 5.

NHA

Re: Prokofiev
February 27, 2009, 08:29:24 PM

Re: Prokofiev
February 27, 2009, 11:44:58 PM
That's a great song. I think it's actually called "Vstavay Strana Ogromnaya" (English transliteration) though.

Re: Prokofiev
October 29, 2009, 07:50:52 AM
A bit off topic, but the Dutch post 2000 Black Metal band Urfaust nicks a bit of Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" (the very one Godlkiller links to, I believe, but as his link no longer works I cannot be sure) for the first song on their first album.  On the second song the vocal melody seems to be taken from an aria in Mozart's "Figaro".

RE: Prokofiev
October 31, 2009, 06:04:34 AM
Yes Romeo and Juliet is a very good example of his work. It has some very dark moments in there, and also some quite majestic parts. It has also become apparent to me that Prokiev is one of the many Western Art composers which metal is yet unable to touch in terms of 'heavy' and sheer profound darkness. But then again.... could they ever be this good

PS: The band Necrophagist have also used 'The Dance of the Knights' in one of their songs.

Re: RE: Prokofiev
November 05, 2009, 01:12:03 AM
Yes Romeo and Juliet is a very good example of his work. It has some very dark moments in there, and also some quite majestic parts. It has also become apparent to me that Prokiev is one of the many Western Art composers which metal is yet unable to touch in terms of 'heavy' and sheer profound darkness. But then again.... could they ever be this good

PS: The band Necrophagist have also used 'The Dance of the Knights' in one of their songs.

Necrophagist have also used part of Beethoven's Symphony #7, but who really cares? They can't write songs worth a damn, so they have to reference works from the greats to make up for their impotence.

Re: Prokofiev
December 21, 2009, 10:13:17 PM
The music of Prokofiev is extensively featured in Woody Allen's "Love and Death".

Re: Prokofiev
December 23, 2009, 06:15:00 AM
I like Prokofiev. I just posted his 7th sonata in the piano thread, I'd recommend everyone to give it a try, it's a great work. For a different interpretation, much more intense but also a bit more uneven rhythmically and even a bit awkward a time, try Sokolov's account of the same work. In a way, I do prefer this one slightly over Pollini's, but at the same time I couldn't really do without having both.