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Prokofiev

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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Chopin: Mazurka in b minor, Op. 33 No. 4 (excerpts)
Perlemuter, p.
Nimbus 5393
1:00
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Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpt)
Russian Nat’l Orchestra/Pletnev
DG 345202
1:12
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Prokofiev: Ballade, Op. 15 (excerpt)
Wallfisch, vc.; York, p.
Black Box 1027
2:10
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Battle near Kerzhenets fr. Kitezh
Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev
Phil 462225
:50
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Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 1, I (excerpt)
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
1:03
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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: Toccata, Op. 11
Sandor, p.
Vox 5514
3:59
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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: Igrok the Gambler, Op. 24 (excerpts)
Scottish Nat’l Orch/Järvi
Chan 8803
10:47, :33
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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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Prokofiev: Sinfonietta, I (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne/Zedda
Virgin 91098
3:19
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Program 2

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
7:43
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Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20 (excerpts)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/Markevitch
EMI 62647
8:48, :20, :36
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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (excerpts)
LSO/Abbado
DG 415854
:36, :17
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Prokofiev: “The Sun has Filled the Room” and “Memory of the Sun” fr. Five Poems by Anna Akhmatova 
Yevtodieva, s., Serov, p.
Delos 3275
4:03
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Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 423624
13:55
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Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Moscow Virtuosi/Spivakov
RCA 60370
9:03
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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: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, III (excerpt), I
LSO/Coppola; Prokofiev, p.
Pearl 9470
:50, 8:19
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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: String Quartet No. 1, I
St. Petersburg String Quartet
Delos 3247
7:38
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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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Sting: The Russians (excerpt)
Sting
A&M
:44
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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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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Ritchard, n.
Sony 62638
1:15, 1:16
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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: Battle on the Ice fr. Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Orchestre de Paris/Bychkov
Phi 434070
13:04
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Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, III
Argerich, p.
EMI 56975
3:15
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100, I
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 5035
13:37
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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: Waltz & Midnight fr. Cinderella, Op. 87
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 85321
3:59
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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (excerpts)
LSO/Rostropovich
Sony 48387
12:18
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Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante for Cello & Orchestra, III
LSO/Ozawa; Rostropovich, vc.
Erato 45332
9:39
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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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Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 115
Kaler, v.
Ongaku 024-103
3:15
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