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John_Hamby
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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject:

Jeliness2 wrote:
I keep forgetting to ask this one:

Prokofiev? lol


I say pruh-KO-fee-uv.
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject:

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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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject:

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.

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject:

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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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:42 am    Post subject:

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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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject:

NO.

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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject:

sho-pine? ouch.
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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Why pronounce the names the English way if the names aren´t English?
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:31 am    Post subject:

how do you pronounce my name i dont even know
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:02 am    Post subject:

Jackson wrote:
Sho-pine
State tree of Missouri? lol (its a state in the US)
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:07 am    Post subject:

Aeolean_Nights wrote:
how do you pronounce my name i dont even know


I say: "a-'ooh-lee-an nights" where the apostrophe is an accent mark for the second syllable. , and the "a" is a standard "a" sound as opposed to the so-called "soft" a sound which would be written "ah."

I dunno if this has been discussed, but how about Scriabin? I tend to say "SKREE-ah-benh" but many American speakers--at least, many as far as I'm concerned, heh, it's not like I know many people around here who actually know who Scriabin is--seem to say "skree-AH-bunh." Any ideas? Just curious, really. I might not care much for Russian music in general, at least at this point in my life, but their names have always fascinated me!
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject:

WELL I KNOW HOW TO SPELL HIS NAME IN RUSSIAN AND PRONOUNCE IT THE WAY ITS SPELLED SO IT WOULD BE-(CKPNA6I-OH)(SKREEAHBIN) IN AS WE SAY IT IN INGLISH TO GO INTO SIOMTHING1
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject:

Wow, watch the caps there.
I've always pronounced Scriabin like "Skry-ah-bin" but I've never heard anyone else pronounce it so I really don't know.
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject:

It just occurred to me -- how do you actually pronounce Sorabji?
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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject:

And while we're at it, what about Debussy?

I usually say it as in french, but with an accent on the e (e as in egg) and a french u, like this:

Dé-BU-SI (like début, but with a si on the end)

Does anyone know if this is the right way?

One of my friends piano-teacher taught her to always pronounce the names of composers in danish, for some reason, so she says:

Chopin = Sho-Ping (that one always makes me laugh)

Bach = Back


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