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Symphonies nos. 6 and 7

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Catalogue numberCC72714
Release date2016-11-03

Prokofiev wrote his Sixth Symphony almost straight after the Fifth. The Sixth is quite different from the Fifth, despite the success of the latter at its premiere,
which the composer himself conducted in January 1945. Where the mood of the Fifth is triumphant and heroic (the Nazis had almost succumbed to defeat
by this stage), the Sixth is more elegiac, less compact and more diffuse.

Opinions differ widely on the work’s form; the Russian musicologist Nestiev, one of Prokofiev’s first biographers and of course toeing the Party line as he wrote, argued that the composer had swapped over the exposition and development in the first movement. If this is true, it may explain why the opening seems like a bombardment of motifs tumbling over each other, so that the surfeit of themes only gradually gives way to a semblance of order as the movement progresses.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
  Symphony no. 6 in E-flat minor op. 111 40:45
01 I. Allegro moderato 15:04 $ 3.62 USD
02 II. Largo 14:02 $ 3.37 USD
03 III. Vivace 11:39 $ 2.80 USD
  Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
  Symphony no. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 138 32:05
04 I. Moderato 09:40 $ 2.32 USD
05 II. Allegretto 08:04 $ 1.94 USD
06 III. Andante espressivo 05:36 $ 1.34 USD
07 IV. Vivace 08:45 $ 2.10 USD
  Album total 72:50
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
ComposerProkofiev, Sergei
ConductorGaffigan, James
OrchestraNetherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

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