by Prokofiev -
'... enviable simplicity and beauty of tone.'
There is nothing here of the crash-bang pianism that characterised Prokofiev as an enfant terrible of the keyboard in his five concertos, whether deploying two hands for the job or just one. He followed the example of Rachmaninov in proving the best advocate for his own major piano works with orchestra. The concertos are fiendishly difficult, though not quite achieving the superhuman demands of Rachmaninov No 3....
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