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December 11th, 2007

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02:05 am - Music Elitism
In my regularly arrogant opinion, I must opine:
Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet,' (Act I, Scene I's "Interlude") sounds remarkably similar in scale structure and movement to Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' 's "Great Gate of Kiev." At least, as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra (Prokofiev) and St Louis Symphony Orchestra (Mussorgsky).

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Date:December 11th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Scale structure, huh? Could you possibly be referring to mode? If this is so, neither is unique, therefore, their similiarity would be insignificant. I can't imagine someone saying, "OMGZ they're both in Mixolydian mode!" about both pieces mid-revelation.

And could you explain exactly what you meant by "movement"?

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