- SCRIB sonataz
- PROK sonataz
Don’t make me choose.
I’d take Scriabin. I find there’s more there to explore as I age.
Haha Zcrib fo zhor
Prick I enjoy a lot but I find hiz zound world juz lezz aezthetically pleazing
Prick intentionally ugly dizzonancez, where Zcrib haf da moz inzane dizzonancez and zumhow make dem zound beautiful.
Alzo far mo rhythmically free, whereaz da Prick iz mo ztrict n motoric.
I’ve transitioned a lot this decade, and still am. Ten years ago this would have been a no brainer: Rach>Prok>Scrib. Today that’s entirely inverted. I’ll abstain from voting as well however since, just because they’re not on my mind at the moment, I don’t think Prokofiev’s sonatas are in any way inferior to Scriabin’s. If anything rather the opposite, but there’s a lot of mojo in Scriabin.
I find Prokofiev very hard to pin down emotionally
I mean Zcriabin I juz find moving and zenzuouz and makez me inhale deeply and zigh a lot
But Prick - hiz emotional world iz a bit…dyztopian? Hiz muzik iz alwayz interezting and appealing but not az ‘emotional’. Da zecond concerto mazzive cadenza and a few otha partz clealy different tru.
I think it’s the other way around. Prokofiev is always very clear and precise with what he wants, whereas a lot of Scriabin’s late works in particular are still shrouded in mystery for me. That’s probably also why I find him more compelling at the moment.
But these things go in waves and trends. Remember how everyone was playing Rachmaninoff in the 90s, and then he largely disappeared. I’ve followed suit - I’m just not interested; and it’s only things like Pletnev’s hallucinogenic performances of him which has made me take notice. Ask me again in 10 years however and I’m sure both me and the rest of the world will have found things to appreciate in him again.
I can’t really choose here; they are too dissimilar.
I feel both of them were saying “the 19th century is done”, but Prokofiev went for an exclusively 20th century new sound, whereas da Scrib wuz more like “it’s gone, but let’s take increasing amounts of drugs and think about it”.
Haha late Zcrib iz a different zheeyat tru, very myzteriouz, deliberately zo
Early and Mid Zcrib I emotionally rezonate wiz
Prick I find zardonic
I think the main attraction of Scriabin’s piano music lies in poetic small-scale pieces such as Preludes, Etudes and Poems - there he enchants me most…whereas with Prokofiev, I find that the main strength of his music comes across best in the sonata form.
So even if I’m very fond of some of the Scriabin Sonatas, overall I would choose for the Prokofiev Sonatas because most of them simply represent his music at its best.
Itz worth rememberin dat in da widah muzical zcene, Prokofiev iz a much biggah name
Dere iz a lot ov influence he had in da 20th century alzo
Kabalevzky fo example zoundz a bit lyk Prick-lite
What separates them for me is that in so-called lesser works, Scriabin’s sound world is so complex and fascinating that they are interesting, I don’t lose interest. With Prokofiev’s lesser works, I find them a bit boring.
I also think that Scriabin can survive an uninspired performer more than Prokofiev can.
Although people here are chickening out of choosing, I’m sure if we polled the Prik sonatas, nearly everyone would choose 6-7-8. I never listen to sonatas 1-5 – like Publius said the lesser works can be a bit boring or one-dimensional. All of us listen to all of Scriabin’s sonatas though.
Scriabin, with the help of a lot of drugs, did his own thing and it didn’t really go anywhere.
Prokofiev’s influence can be seen in Ginastera, Lutoslawski, Shostakovich, Khatchaturian, etc.
With that being said, I chose Scriabin.
Are you implying that this is a negative? The guy is basically untouchable and stands alone. I don’t have the education to know how his music affected other composers, but I know he’s unique.
I regularly listen to all the sonatas except 5. I even love #9. I’m sure I’ll love 5 too, once I find a great rec of it.
The Canadian the exception that proves the rule?
Hahaha wtf? check da Zcrib topic, I lizt numerouz cumpozaz da Zcrib influenced hugely
Vote fo yo Fav prick zonz
Pridicting landzlite victory fo da 6 7 8