Prokofiev - The Symphonies Bundle

Conductors Litton, Andrew
Genres Orchestral
Composers Prokofiev, Sergey
Orchestras / Ensembles Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Label BIS
Periods Modern
Performers Bondarenko, Andrei
Celebrating the 130th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953), the present box set brings together recordings of his seven symphonies made by Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra between 2012 and 2017. Released on separate discs, the series has received acclaim from international reviewers, variously highlighting the orchestra (‘Bergen Philharmonic plays gorgeously…’, ClassicsToday.com), the conductor (‘It is clear that Litton has a deep understanding of Prokofiev's complex, protean style …’, MusicWeb-International) and the recordings themselves (‘BIS's blockbuster sound…’, Fanfare).

The symphonies appear with their original couplings, including the popular suites from the film score to Lieutenant Kijé and the ballet The Love for Three Oranges. As an added bonus, the set includes the team’s very first recording for BIS: an innovative and highly praised version of Prokofiev’s three suites from Romeo and Juliet, with the 20 movements reordered to follow the ballet score.
 
 
$ 34.39 USD
 

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  • Prokofiev - The Symphonies
    Disc 1
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 14:11
    1 I. Allegro 04:19
    2 II. Larghetto 03:56
    3 III. Gavotte 01:36
    4 IV. Finale 04:20
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40 36:26
    5 I. Allegro ben articulato 12:09
    6 II. Theme 01:51
    7 II. Variation 1 02:08
    8 II. Variation 2 02:50
    9 II. Variation 3 02:11
    10 II. Variation 4 05:25
    11 II. Variation 5 02:47
    12 II. Variation 6 and Theme 07:05
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44 35:49
    13 I. Moderato 13:53
    14 II. Andante 07:04
    15 III. Allegro agitato 08:17
    16 IV. Andante mosso - Allegro agitato 06:35
    Disc 2
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No.4 in C major (revised version), Op. 112 39:08
    1 I. Andante - Allegro eroico - Allegretto 13:29
    2 II. Andante tranquillo 10:00
    3 III. Moderato, quasi allegretto 05:42
    4 IV. Allegro risoluto 09:57
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No.7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 42:45
    5 I. Moderato 10:15
    6 II. Allegretto 08:08
    7 III. Andante espressivo 05:47
    8 IV. Vivace 08:59
    9 IV. Vivace with alternative ending 09:36
    Disc 3
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No.5 in B flat major, Op. 100 45:37
    1 I. Andante 14:22
    2 II. Allegro marcato 08:35
    3 III. Adagio 12:46
    4 IV. Allegro giocoso 09:54
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Scythian Suite (Ala et Lolly), Op. 20 21:19
    5 I. The Adoration of Veles and Ala 05:59
    6 II. The Enemy God and the Dance of the Spirits of Darkness 03:25
    7 III. Night 05:59
    8 IV. The Glorious Departure of Lolly and the Sun's Procession 05:56
    Disc 4
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Symphony No.6 in E flat minor, Op. 111 42:34
    1 I. Allegro moderato 14:26
    2 II. Largo 15:58
    3 III. Vivace 12:10
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60 (Suite symphonique) 19:52
    4 I. Naissance de Kijé 04:22
    5 II. Romance 04:07
    6 III. Noces de Kijé 02:46
    7 IV. Troika 02:52
    8 V. L'Enterrement de Kijé 05:45
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33b (Symphonic Suite) 16:34
    9 I. The Clowns 02:59
    10 II. The Magician Celio and Fata Morgana Play Cards (Infernal Scene) 03:41
    11 III. March 01:48
    12 IV. Scherzo 01:29
    13 V. The Prince and Princess 03:57
    14 VI. Flight 02:40
    Disc 5
    Composer: Prokofiev, Sergey
    Romeo and Juliet 74:06
    1 Romeo at the Fountain (Suite III: 1) 01:47
    2 The Street Awakens (I: 2) 01:38
    3 Morning Dance (III: 2) 02:25
    4 Juliet as a Young Girl (II: 2) 03:48
    5 The Nurse (III: 4) 02:13
    6 Montagues and Capulets (II: 1) 05:33
    7 Juliet (III: 3) 04:16
    8 Madrigal (I: 3) 03:38
    9 Minuet (The Arrival of the Guests, I: 4) 03:04
    10 Masks (I: 5) 02:12
    11 Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene, I: 6) 07:37
    12 Folk Dance (I: 1) 04:37
    13 Dance (II: 4) 02:00
    14 Friar Laurence (II: 3) 02:27
    15 Death of Tybalt (I: 7) 04:50
    16 Dawn: Romeo and Juliet Part (II: 5) 07:15
    17 Aubade (Morning Serenade, III: 5) 02:40
    18 Dance of the Girls with Lilies (II: 6) 02:10
    19 Romeo at Juliet's Tomb (II: 7) 05:44
    20 The Death of Juliet (III: 6) 04:12