Prokofiev’s Toccata has a very aggressive technology-inspired musical language that was heavily criticised by traditionally oriented composers at that time.

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Every time I play this piece I remember a story “The Mangler” by Stephen King about a wash machine that has become possessed by a demon and started killing people. I think that this story that is a mix of horror and absurdity that makes it rather funny, is a perfect match with this piece.

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