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Cheesier than a mega-church Christmas pageant, but still: it's Prokofiev

If one can divorce the text from the music, "October" is worth a listen.

The composer put a lot of time and effort into the immense piece only to withdraw it out of fear that it would offend. Scary times for Soviet composers, even the Idealist Prokofiev.

October was performed for the first time after Prokofiev's (and Stalin's) death and it still gets resurrected from time to time.

"Revolution" (with it's multitude of notes) is particularly vivid, and who couldn't love a piece that includes four accordions? "Spring" and "Philosophers" are worth a listen as well.


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