Prokofiev - Symphonies 5 & 6 | Praga Digitals DSD350121

Prokofiev - Symphonies 5 & 6

Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: DSD350121

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th April 2016



Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra


Yevgeny Mravinsky


Prokofiev, Sergei

Symphony no.5 in B flat major, op.100
Symphony no.6 in E flat minor, op.111


Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra


Yevgeny Mravinsky


A logical, albeit rare combination of works, presented by the Politburo to reflect victory and an irresistible force – understandably in the case of Op.100 (1950); but unjustifiably in the case of Op.111 (1945-7), the ‘two-headed symphony’ which had the misfortune to displease Stalin, who hade expected an ode to his glory.

Mravinsky seldom performed these symphonies but has left for posterity a few ardent concert recordings.

Symphony no.5: Live recording St Petersburg, Large Hall of the Philharmonic Orchestra, 29 June 1973
Symphony no.6: Live recording Prague, Dvorak Hall, 25 May 1967, previously available on PR250079

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