Prokofiev

Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)

Garrick Ohlsson - Études: Debussy, Bartók, Prokofiev (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68080 | Time: 01:06:36

Études are primarily intended as exercises to train musicians in specific techniques, but since the Romantic era they have become associated with other miniature forms, such as the prelude and the intermezzo, and frequently regarded as evocative character pieces or tonal pictures. Garrick Ohlsson's album of piano études by Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók offers a brief survey of the genre in modern practice, and demonstrates the blending of pedagogy and poetry in these works. Ohlsson has become internationally known as an exquisite interpreter of the music of Frédéric Chopin, and much of the subtlety and atmosphere found in his previous recordings is present here. Ohlsson's finesse and humor are perhaps most evident in Debussy's Études, L. 143, which have a lighter character than Prokofiev's Études, Op. 2, which tend toward the sardonic side, and Bartók's Études, Op. 18, which are intensely virtuosic and mysterious. Hyperion's recording captures the nuances of Ohlsson's playing, and the piano is close enough to hear every detail, while the acoustics lend it a pleasant natural aura.

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Oct. 22, 2016
Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mørk; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:54:55 | GB
Classical, Orchestral | | HDTV->MKV

Live at Oslo Konserthus, July 10, 2016.

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 20, 2016
Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.06 gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 580 mb | 04:15:03
Classical | Label: Decca Music Group | Release Year: 2006

It should come as no surprise that Gergiev is in his element in Prokofiev's symphonies. Whatever his failings in other repertory, he's always had a knack for visceral excitement in Russian music, sometimes at the expense of lyric or lighter moments. And so it is here. Gergiev is a bit heavy-handed in the popular Classical Symphony, Prokofiev's homage to Haydn and Mozart. But he delivers high-octane power in the three steel-age symphonies that follow (the set is especially notable for the inclusion of both versions of the Fourth).
Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet - Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)

Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)
Moscow Soloists; Yuri Bashmet, Director

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ONYX | # ONYX 4017 | Time: 01:06:57

This is the second release on ONYX from the amazing Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director, the great Yuri Bashmet. Their first ONYX release was of Chamber Symphonies by Shostakovich, Sviridov and Vainberg (ONYX4007) which gained excellent reviews, including a Grammy 2007 nomination. This disc combines two great Stravinsky works for strings: the marvellous neo-classical ballet Apollon musagète (in the revised 1947 version entitled simply Apollo) and the post-war Concerto in D for strings, with a genuine novelty: in 1962 Rudolf Barshai arranged for his own Moscow Chamber Orchestra 15 of the 20 Visions fugitives that Prokofiev wrote for solo piano between 1915-17. Now Roman Balashov, manager and violist in the Moscow Soloists has completed the set for this world première recording. These are exciting miniatures which truly benefit from the added colours a string orchestra can bring.
Tugan Sokhiev - Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite & Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 (2017)

Tugan Sokhiev - Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite & Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:49 min | 249 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The first recording of the Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 by DSO Berlin directed by Tugan Sokhiev captured international attention (5 stars from Fono Forum). Now a new recording is being released of Prokofiev’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 7 as well as the “Lieutenant Kijé” Suite. The First Symphony is easily the most famous orchestral work by the Russian composer. The work is marked by joyfulness, vitality, and refined rhythm. At the same time, Prokofiev surprises listeners with a compositional style reminiscent of the music of Joseph Haydn.
Enrique Granados, Sergey Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997) [Grand Piano Series]

Granados, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 8813 | Time: 01:18:30

Grand Piano is a series devoted to the art of the Reproducing Piano. It presents major performances by the legendary pianists who recorded for the Aeolian Company between 1915 and 1930. The acoustic gramophone rarely attempted major keyboard works. The 78s' restricted sound and duration was acceptable for short virtuoso pieces but little else. In contrast, by 1915, the Aeolian Company's "Duo-Art" was already a highly sophisticated digital recording process. Pianists, well aware of the gramophone's limitations, turned enthusiastically to the reproducing piano. Hofmann, Bauer, Paderewski and Grainger were especially committed, not alone in believing that they had achieved the ultimate recording process. Great pianists joined them in recording their concert repertoire, including much that was never repeated on disc.
Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)

Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:43 | 222 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67514

Sergey Prokofiev's output for violin and piano was quite small, and it would have been limited to the Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor had he not also arranged his Five Songs Without Words and the Flute Sonata in D major, the latter at the request of David Oistrakh. One experiences a degree of discomfort in the Violin Sonata No. 1, which is one of Prokofiev's more unsettling pieces, due in part to its sinister tone and harsh dissonances, but also to its conflicting expressions.

Jenny Lin - Prokofiev & Zaborov: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 24, 2017
Jenny Lin - Prokofiev & Zaborov: Piano Works (2017)

Jenny Lin - Prokofiev & Zaborov: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 62:38 min | 150 MB
Label: Steinway and Sons | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2017

“In a Russia still bathing in nostalgia for Chekhov’s novellas and the twilight romanticism of Tchaikovsky, the appearance on the musical scene of Sergei Prokofiev was a major artistic turning point. In the context of early 20th century complacency, his music was soon to overturn many an article of faith. And in its stylistic expression, my own music is partially inspired by 20th c. Russian tradition, a legacy whose spiritual depth constantly nourishes my imagination with crucial aspects of its mysterious essence.”
Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 & Waltz Suite (2016)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 & Waltz Suite
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 68:16 min | 287 MB
Label: Naxos - 8.573029 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Orchestral

Prokofiev started work on his Sixth Symphony in 1945 and, unlike the victorious mood of the Fifth (Naxos 8.573029) it reveals a darker response to war and its consequences. The work was condemned by the ‘Zhdanov decree’ but composer and critics regarded the symphony highly, the noble yet anguished threnody of its central Largo balanced by the painful violence of the outer movements. The work’s ending has been described as “one of the most shattering in the repertoire”. With themes both capricious and sensuous, the Waltz Suite recycles material from earlier scores to create a remarkably effective quasi-symphonic entity.