Skip to comments.Lina and the Wolf
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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Wow! What a story.
How “inspiring”! \s
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.
Based on his personality or based on the music?
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