MOSCOW (Special to TSD AfterDark) In a page torn directly from the world of pop divadom, comes the bizarre saga of renowned concert pianist, Evgeny Zarafiants and his apparent near perfect finger syncing of Etude opus 42, no. 5 in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin.
The challenging piece by the Russian composer was penned in the late 1800s, and is rarely played. It became evident to first year piano students Sergei Trotsky and Pavel Bryzgalov that Zarafiants was finger syncing when he apparently missed a crossover while reaching for an A flat seventh chord as the right hand was playing a descending prometheus scale (whole tone with a one degree altered chromatically). Trotsky fidgeted in his seat and shot a look to Bryzgalov as the two determined something was amiss. The performance was interrupted with whistles and boos, but Zarafiants trudged through the performance, the sweat pouring from his brow, knowing full well the jig was up.
“And it was going so well too.” said Zarafiants. “Then those two bastards caught my minor flub and my life has been a living hell since. Ashlee Simpson and Milli Vanilli have company apparently.”