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Prokofiev, Sergei Purchase Now 

A look at the life and music of one of Russia’s most talented and controversial composers, Sergei Prokofiev, in celebration of his 120th birthday.

 
Program 1

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 1, I (excerpts)
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
1:00
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Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpt)
Russian Nat’l Orchestra/Pletnev
DG 345202
1:12
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Battle near Kerzhenets fr. Kitezh
Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev
Phil 462225
:50
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Prokofiev: “There are Other Planets” fr. Two Poems, Op. 9
Slavny, bar.; Serov, p.
Delos 3275
4:23
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10, II & III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Kissin, p.
DG 439898
8:14
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Prokofiev: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 19, I
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 447758
9:24
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Program 2

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
7:43
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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (excerpts)
LSO/Abbado
DG 415854
:36, :17
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Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 423624
13:55
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Prokofiev: Gavotte fr. Classical Symphony
Prokofiev, p.
Pearl 9470
1:20
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Program 3

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62638
1:12
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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33a (excerpts)
St. Petersburg Phil/Temirkanov
RCA 68408
4:57
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Prokofiev: Kijé’s Birth and Kijé’s Wedding from Lieutenant Kijé
Berlin Phil/Ozawa
DG 463761
6:50
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Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, II
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 447758
9:43
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Program 4

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
DG 423439
19:45
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Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, III
Argerich, p.
EMI 56975
3:15
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Program 5

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100, IV
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 5035
9:31, :46
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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (excerpts)
LSO/Rostropovich
Sony 48387
12:18
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7, Op. 131, I + IV (excerpt)
LA Phil/Previn
Philips 426306-2
9:55, 2:02
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