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Fri 12 Oct, 2018:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 44; Chout, Op 21; Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19; Dreams, Op 6

I recently had the good fortune to chance upon a stereo transcription of Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s thrilling Philharmonia Prokofiev Third from the...

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Fri 13 Oct, 2017:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major, Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op 34bis

Enviably polished, supremely tasteful accounts of this appealing repertoire, if not quite the whole story. Simon Trpčeski proves a shapely and...

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Fri 28 Jul, 2017:
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (orch Edison Denisov); St John's Night on Bald Mountain; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op 78

Mussorgsky lovers will surely be interested to hear Edison Denisov’s at times subtly re-harmonised settings of the Songs and Dances of Death, the...

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Thu 20 Jul, 2017:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 1 in D major, Op 25 (Classical); No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131; Lieutenant Kijé, Op 60 (Suite)

Prokofiev is one of the most approachable of the 20th-century composers. His goals included being as clear as possible in expression. He wrote a few...

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Tue 06 Jun, 2017:
Birchall: The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland

A composition student of Giles Swayne at Cambridge University, and founder member of Cellophony, Richard Birchall, has devised these wholly charming...

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Tue 21 Feb, 2017:
Englund: Violin Concerto; Klami: Violin Concerto

Both violin concertos play for 28 minutes, and – following fellow-Finn Sibelius’s example – they are real discoveries. That by Einar Englund...

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Mon 05 Dec, 2016:
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64

The finest Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet we’ve had since Gennadi Rozhdestvensky’s Bolshoi recording from the 1950s (Melodiya), and I’m not forgetting...

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Thu 24 Nov, 2016:
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos – No 1 in D flat major Op 10; No 3 in C major, Op 26; No 4 in B flat major, Op 55

Under Hannu Lintu’s direction the Third Concerto’s Andante opening, with its intertwining clarinets and answering strings, is as balmy as anyone...

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Thu 25 Aug, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Waltz Suite, Op 110

We have reached the penultimate instalment in Marin Alsop's Prokofiev symphony cycle for Naxos. Drawing some notably spruce playing from her eager...

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Wed 27 Jul, 2016:
Rouse: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4; Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms

Back in 1993, the American composer Christopher Rouse, a very significant talent in my view, famously composed a moving flute concerto dedicated to...

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Wed 18 May, 2016:
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 100; Scythian Suite, Op 20

Many impressive details arrest the ear, not least the glistening aura of ‘The Sun’s Procession’ at the close of the Scythian Suite, a sunrise...

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Fri 18 Dec, 2015:
Prokofiev: Symphonies – No 4 in C major, Op 112; No 6 in E flat minor, Op 111; Symphonic Fragment (1902)

The final instalment in Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev symphony cycle leads off with the mighty Sixth. Written between 1945 and 1947, it's arguably the...

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