Prokofiev - The Buffoon, Love for Three Oranges, Waltz | Chandos - Classics CHAN10483X

Prokofiev - The Buffoon, Love for Three Oranges, Waltz

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Label: Chandos - Classics

Cat No: CHAN10483X

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th July 2008

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Chandos brings together a fine programme of Prokofiev’s orchestral works to add to its Classics series, offering an initial 6 unique discs performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conducted by Neeme Jarvi. Familiar performers on the Chandos label, they are renowned for their Prokofiev interpretations.   

High Performance Review wrote of this recording at its original release, ‘Prokofiev’s ballet score [The Buffoon] was written for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, but it’s doubtful that any ballet company ever has danced to such vivid, raucous playing as Järvi inspires in this concert suite. Chandos has blessed the Scottish National Orchestra with bright, airy, near demonstration quality sounds, and Järvi provides an enthusiastic reading that sparkles with an abundance of characterful wit and dances with good humour’.

The music from The Buffoon is complemented here by two further colourful suites, that from the opera The Love for Three Oranges and the lesser-known, late Waltz Suite, which brings together music from the opera War and Peace, the ballet Cinderella and the film Lermontov.

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