Monday, October 31

Prokofiev and Mozart: a thought while listening to Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto

David Oistrakh plays this Concerto spendidly! (EMI, with the LSO). And, while listening, for some reason, Mozart came to my mind. Mozart and Prokofiev do have something in common - an extremely rare talent to compose beautiful melodies. But, while Prokofiev is for me the personification of inventivenness,  originality and genius, with Mozart I always have this unmistakable feeling of the Divine, which I don't feel with the former's music. A subjective (and therefore possibly wrong) view...

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