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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeliness2 wrote:
I keep forgetting to ask this one:

Prokofiev? lol


I say pruh-KO-fee-uv.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say pro-KO-fjev
- where the "o" in "pro" is not as long as in, say, progressive; also, a "Russian" r (but not super exaggerated as some people do it)
- though the "ko" is the stressed syllable, it is a short stress so the same deal with the "o" in "ko," not so long..
- the fjev (or "fyev" to some interpretation) is self explanatory i think..

Yesterday someone I know asked me if I knew of and liked Shostakovich, because she's singing a choral work of his (I responded um... well not THAT much, but I'm more so familiar with his symphonic works, rather than vocal).
Anyway, she pronounced it Sho-stah-KO-vich.
I've heard that pronounciation several times here, but both my teacher and I say Sho-STAH-kovich (the "h" merely being placed there so that it's the "ah" not "ay" sound).
How about you guys?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prokofiev=prOkofijEv

I know a russian person I asked and said that this was the right way.
But names is more difficult than normal words so I am not 100% sure.

-The Mephisto
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mephisto wrote:
Prokofiev=prOkofijEv

I know a russian person I asked and said that this was the right way.
But names is more difficult than normal words so I am not 100% sure.

-The Mephisto


I aksed another russian who actually knows a lot about music and she said that this was the correct way to say it.
Prakofjev

The O after the r should be A. And you should almost not here the r.

-The Mephisto
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U know i just pronounce their names in the english way
for instance,
Chopin===Sho-pine
Liszt=====List(by "t" accented)
Prokofiev==Pro-co-fee-af

well, is this the proper way?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sho-pine? ouch.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why pronounce the names the English way if the names arenīt English?
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