Prokofiev - Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October ...

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Prokofiev - Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October ...

Kirill Karabits, Ernst Senff Chor Berlin, Staatskapelle Weimar...

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Until 25 years ago, Prokofiev’s Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution was practically unknown in the West. A 1960s recording by Kirill Kondrashin with Soviet forces was heavily cut, so that it wasn’t until Neeme Järvi’s excellent account on Chandos that Western audiences could finally appreciate the magnificent, bold tableau that was Prokofiev’s vision. The composer himself never heard the work: its writing coincided with the height of Stalin’s Great Purge, which decimated not only the ranks of the Communist Party and Red A... read more

Until 25 years ago, Prokofiev’s Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution was practically unknown in the West. A 1960s recording by Kirill Kondrashin wit... read more

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