Prokofiev - Symphonies 3 & 6 | SWR Music SWR19086CD

Prokofiev - Symphonies 3 & 6

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Label: SWR Music

Cat No: SWR19086CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th May 2020

Contents

Artists

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie

Conductor

Pietari Inkinen

Works

Prokofiev, Sergei

Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.44
Symphony no.6 in E flat minor, op.111

Artists

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie

Conductor

Pietari Inkinen

About

Prokofiev built the Third Symphony from his fascinating opera The Fiery Angel, deftly arranging and integrating the opera's thematic material into a new symphonic whole. The first performance took place in Paris in 1929.

Prokofievís Sixth Symphony is a survivor's musical reflection on the losses sustained in the war. Prokofiev was happy with his work; the reviews following the first perfomance in 1947 were also very positive. The Communist Party, however, changed its cultural regulations for music a few weeks later. Dissonant harmonies, previously interpreted as symbols of grief over the fatherland or the heroic battle against the enemy, were once again frowned upon as being Ďformalisticí. New works that had been received with enthusiasm and frequently performed disappeared from concert programmes virtually overnight. This included Prokofievís Sixth Symphony.

This is the first installment in a 4-disc series devoted to the symphonies of Sergei Prokofiev.

Conductor Pietari Inkinen is one of the noted rising stars on the international conducting scene. His comprehensive experience in both opera and symphonic repertoire enable him to shape these symphonies to deeply haunting effect. As chief conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, he achieves superb performances.

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