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Lina and the Wolf
Wall Street Journal ^
| NORMAN LEBRECHT
Posted on 03/17/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT by Borges
The composer Serge Prokofiev was not, on the whole, a very nice man. Selfish, misanthropic, casually anti-Semitic and cruel to his wife, he lacked the endearing worldliness of a Stravinsky or a Rachmaninoff, the charm to cover up his anti-social conduct.
Neighbors in Paris in the 1920s had him evicted for playing piano late at night. The violinist Nathan Milstein recalled his table manners: "fat spattering on his clothes, foam at the corners of his mouth." His savage tongue deterred well-intentioned fans. If there was an attractive side to Prokofiev, it must have been cherished by his devoted wife.
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posted on 03/17/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT
To: .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; afraidfortherepublic; ...
posted on 03/17/2013 8:51:40 AM PDT
posted on 03/17/2013 9:10:54 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
posted on 03/17/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
guess you don't have to be nice, you just have to be good...
posted on 03/17/2013 9:30:18 AM PDT
(Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
posted on 03/17/2013 10:01:28 AM PDT
What a horrifying story. I was brought to hear Peter and the Wolf constantly as a child. I can’t believe that conductors chose to perform hia music. I want to wipe it out of my memory.
posted on 03/17/2013 11:03:57 AM PDT
Based on his personality or based on the music?
posted on 03/17/2013 11:15:44 AM PDT
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