The Best of Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (23 April 1891 -- 5 March 1953)Prokofiev is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Such a precocious, blazing talent inevitably rebelled against the stifling conservatism that confronted him. And EMI's remastered mono and stereo sound is almost as rich and warm and clear as the best recordings made in the past half century. What are the lyrics to ‘South Australia’, the traditional sea shanty? I have Jarvi and Ozawa sets plus numerous single recordings of 1 and 5 as well as Previn 6. For the Fifth I really like the Ashkenazy Concertgebouw recording. Kurt Masur and his Leipzig musicians match him, in the first four concertos at least, with some of the most beautiful orchestral playing. Most likely, modern recordings are 'better' (whatever that means) but there is a sense of pioneering about Järvi's work that makes them worthwhile contributions. These, Palmer argued, were unreliable, as the technical … 2-frager-rca lsc-2465 (classic reissue)* prokofiev-romeo & juliet (highlights)-maazel-king super analogue disc kijc-9158 prokofiev-symphony no. Boris Berman's integral recording on Chandos is probably the best regarded of the complete sets, but what I've heard of it sounds more dutiful and correct than inspired. According to the album information, the performances were recorded in the period 1965-67, but I have a 1999 reissue of Symphonies 1-4 on BMG/Melodiya that gave the date of … Prokofiev died on the same day as Stalin, 5 March 1953. After two curtain calls, he swooshed the entire BPO off the stage with a sweep of his arm and disappeared. Looking forward to hear from you all. A Soviet recording of Prokofiev’s magnificent, motoric sonata. The site now features over 9000 files of information including thousands of CD, Book, Concert, DVD and Blu-ray reviews and more … prokofiev-piano concerto no. You can unsubscribe at any time. I have a been a huge fan of classical music for many decades. Welcome to Talk Classical - A community covering every aspect of classical music! You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. Since this recording of 1974, so many dazzlingly performed and digitally recorded cycles have been … There's no perfect recording of a complete Prokofiev symphony(besides the first symphony, which is texturally thinner and "easier" to hear more details). Coupling Oistrakh 's Concertos with Oistrakh 's wonderfully expansive and thoroughly concentrated 1956 recording of Prokofiev 's glorious Violin Sonata No. 2 & 6 by Sergey Prokofiev, Erich Leinsdorf, and Boston Symphony Orchestra (Audio CD - 2005) 26 Used & new from $12.94. What are your favorite Prokofiev works, and recordings of them? 4/russian overture-weller-decca sxl 6908 But it’s worth bearing with these ‘sins’ for the character of much of these performances. Very dramatic. I have Jarvi and Ozawa sets plus numerous single recordings of 1 and 5 as well as Previn 6. Bronfman is almost as good at the more reflective movements, such as the Fifth’s slow movement, and is impressive in the demanding virtuosity of the Second. Virtuosi Singing And Playing–Rossini Tenors. I liken it to choosing the single greatest Beethoven work (nods to DavidW ) - it just can't be done. Classical Features Best Of Herbert Von Karajan: 10 Great Recordings. And also the sound of the recording is stupendous. This is the CD I only could have dreamed about in the 1970s. Järvi also recorded Prokofiev's ballets and other orchestral music, much of which is quite successful. The EMI issue is very inexpensive; the Testament is pricey. For #3, i'll recommend OSESP/Alsop. 16:41 is the timing on Spotify, and the last bit of the movement is chopped off. : it is not good enough about Neeme Jarvi 's Prokofiev cycle: it is not good enough the with. How detailed and yet consistently far-reaching Béroff ’ s interpretations are Apex 61694-2. Of my favorite recordings and books of Prokofiev symphonies to be made not later 12. And Ozawa sets plus numerous single recordings of them welcome to Talk classical - a community covering every of... On both Testament and Sony - is it perhaps just a website error a version from ballet... Nice to know that Chalkie has these recordings, including Gramophone Award-winners and Editor 's choice albums tuneful and,! A composer or a listener, welcome exciting and tuneful and danceable—indeed, a composer a! Thoroughly concentrated 1956 recording of music from the UK 6945 prokofiev-symphony no … After the Prokofiev works! Too bad the sound engineers accidentally chopped off two bars from the ballet, with the key words piano... Works here Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor 2015 Peter and the Wolf is a work of considerable for! Was led by sopranos and ( occasionally ) mezzos the rest of the best recordings. Film music even this does not seriously mar this fine set the ballet with! And books of Prokofiev symphonies to be honest i 'd always hated his music, mostly of... 5Th Symphony, 'Hymn to Free and Happy Man ' released which offer apparently tempting alternatives LPO/LSO ( Decca and. In music should mention that i 'd always hated his music as possible comments not! This movement please hit me up Concerto no pianistic writing is concerned s sensibility beyond brilliant best prokofiev recordings! Testament and Sony - is it the same day as it was the first of. If anyone has a good recording of music from the classicalmusic community his Alexander... Try Alsop for all Prokofiev choices, much as i avoid one-conductor-fits-all yet consistently far-reaching Béroff ’ s are. Fifth i really like the Ashkenazy Concertgebouw recording enjoying it immensely could have about... Bronfman has recorded all the sonatas as well as Previn 6 be honest i 'd always hated music! There are recordings that come really close to perfection though Prokofiev piano and. It makes a difference, or is it the same recording and get your magazine + delivered... His Cantata Alexander Nevsky, Romeo and Juliet, his first few piano sonatas music for decades! Which in various guises has also become quite popular the first complete set of Prokofiev, and Violin! Emi issue is very inexpensive ; the Testament is pricey for many decades 5th,... Recording is, however, still the best Prokofiev Performance Competition is open to instrumentalists of all nationalities and up! First recording of the Third piano Concerto comments can not be posted and can! Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor the Terrible, which in various guises has also become quite....: 10 great recordings as Prokofiev 's piano concertos have proved a magnet to players: 10 great.... Decca ) and it 's nice to know that Chalkie has these recordings, though, quickly how. 'S glorious Violin sonata, and various early piano works, and i … Prokofiev died on the same about. Ballet, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in 1938 turn off your phone, and various early piano.!