Prokofiev - Symphony No.4, The Prodigal Son | Naxos 8573186

Prokofiev - Symphony No.4, The Prodigal Son

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573186

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th September 2013

Contents

Artists

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Marin Alsop

Works

Prokofiev, Sergei

Symphony no.4 in C major, op.47
The Prodigal Son, op.46

Artists

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Marin Alsop

About

Prokofievís imposing Fourth Symphony and his final ballet for Sergey Diagilev, The Prodigal Son, share common roots but are entirely distinctive in character. The vivid depictions in the balletís moral tale include sensual temptations, drunken debauchery, robbery and remorse. The 1947 revision of the Fourth Symphony, lengthened and enriched in orchestration by the addition of a piccolo clarinet, piano and harp, makes extended use of themes from The Prodigal Son as well as unused material.

Prokofievís Fifth Symphony with Marin Alsop and the S„o Paulo Symphony Orchestra (8573029) was described as ďan outstanding achievementĒ by BBC Music Magazine.

The success of Marin Alsop as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was recognised when, in 2009, her tenure was extended to 2015. In 2012 she took up the post of Chief Conductor of the S„o Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), where she steers the orchestra in its artistic and creative programming, recording ventures and its education and outreach activities.

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