19. May 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

My father gave me a choice of two records: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, which he was hoping I would go for, or Love For Three Oranges, which was rather more dissonant and not my father’s favourite music at all. But my brother and I fell in love with it, and it led me to Prokofiev’s Seventh Piano Sonata, the third movement, in 7/8 time, which is one of the greatest rock’n’roll pieces – it’s got a pulse going though it and it’s absolutely wonderful. Every single musical I have ever written has a piece in 7/8 time and that clearly has something to do with Prokofiev.

-Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

I post this after watching this, Sir ALW’s obit. (No, he didn’t really die … it’s a spoof. But it’s quite funny. Mr. Original he’s not!) Do note: if you don’t like seeing a naked man from the back don’t watch this. Got it?

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