- Before that, you might have a look at the comments on yesterday's Friday Miscellanea post as there were some interesting thoughts.
- I have been exploring Prokofiev a lot lately. I never paid much attention to him, not sure why, but some comments by Nathan Shirley quite a while back piqued my interest and I am finally getting around to him. I knew the piano concertos a tiny bit from years back, but, apart from the Classical Symphony, his symphonies were terra incognita. But I have been listening to them this week and wow! Great stuff. So, I will be talking about them soon.
- There will some posts on Schoenberg coming up as well.
- I have a post on the ten best 19th century symphonies in preparation. This is surprisingly tough to do!
- I'm also going to do a post on the neo-romantic composer Lowell Liebermann.
- If you have any suggestions for post topics, don't hesitate to put them in the comments. Always looking for ideas.
- That's about all I have planned at the moment.
Let's end with one of those Prokofiev symphonies. Here is the not-so-well-known Symphony No. 2, fascinatingly constructed with two movements, the second a set of theme and variations. Conducted by Neeme Järvi with the Royal Scottish Orchestra: