Impressionist. That's probably the best descriptive term for him. Prokofiev did so many things in his music that simply don't make sense if one were to look at each piece of the puzzle. One has to see the complete picture to try to understand the ideas he's trying to communicate. In this way, harmony often overrides melody because an idea doesn't always need a melody. Yet Prokofiev has a clever way of combining melody with unusual harmony sometimes.
This was fun to write.
There is so much that can be analyzed by Prokofiev, so I will organize it into several sections. I will add onto it over time, perhaps.
It's quite easy to tell what instrument was his favorite: piano. He wrote 9 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos, a score of piano
Updated Jun-16-2011 at 03:56 by Huilunsoittaja