Well, I never head this work but there was something the picked my curiosity.
A year or so ago I read Richter’s book that combined his autobiography and dairies. Generally I’m not fond of Richter and his autobiography in this book was expectedly revoltingly hideous. However, his dairies were quite interesting. The dairies were shaped as his short observations, starting from his very young age and to the very end, about most of his listing sessions, would they be live performances or recordings…
Anyhow, in his autobiography, when he shared a lot about people and music, he multiple times pointed to this Prokoviev’s composition. Interesting that he refers to it not only as to an absolutely best Prokoviev ever composed but also almost as to the most exceptional and extraordinal musical piece even was created.
I thought that no mater how low it high my esteem to Prokoviev and to Richter but I still would like to familiarize myself with this work…
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche