Friday, September 19, 2008

Prokofiev is Speaking to Me

Okay, it's very clear to me now that I have to get a Sergei Prokofiev cd. This song "Dance of the Knights" from Romeo and Juliet is haunting and catchy. Just my favorite kind. Unfortunately, the tone changes at about 2 mins and becomes a bit fluffy. I understand the need for dynamism and the difficulty of sustaining a theme, but I sometimes wish composers would just stop when the main theme is complete to keep me from boredom.

Of course, these are the criticisms most often brought against my music: too short and too monotonous. But I guess that's just how I like my music. If you don't have something that creates an instant meme in my mind, then top wasting my time!