Prokofiev: Complete Piano Music Vol 4
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC tracks, No CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 190 MB
CD Date: Oct 26, 1992 | Chandos
Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka (now Krasne in Donetsk oblast), an isolated rural estate in Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. He displayed unusual musical abilities by the age of five. His first piano composition to be written down (by his mother), an 'Indian Gallop', was in the Lydian mode (F major with a B natural instead of B flat) as the young Prokofiev felt 'reluctance to tackle the black notes'. By the age of seven he had also learned to play chess. Much like music, chess would remain a passion his entire life, and he became acquainted with world chess champions José Raúl Capablanca and Mikhail Botvinnik.