Prokofiev - Semyon Kotko, Four Portraits from The Gambler | Chandos - Classics CHAN10485X

Prokofiev - Semyon Kotko, Four Portraits from The Gambler

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Label: Chandos - Classics

Cat No: CHAN10485X

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th July 2008

Contents

Works

Prokofiev, Sergei

Semyon Kotko: Symphonic Suite, op.81
The Gambler, op.49
» Denouement
» Portrait no.1 Alexis
» Portrait no.2 Le Grand-mere
» Portrait no.3 Le General
» Porttrait no.4 Pauline

Artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Conductor

Neeme Jarvi

Works

Prokofiev, Sergei

Semyon Kotko: Symphonic Suite, op.81
The Gambler, op.49
» Denouement
» Portrait no.1 Alexis
» Portrait no.2 Le Grand-mere
» Portrait no.3 Le General
» Porttrait no.4 Pauline

Artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Conductor

Neeme Jarvi

About

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.   

On the original release of this disc, Classic CD wrote ‘this CD is welcome as an introduction, not only to The Gambler but to the even rarer Semyon Kotko’. The Calgary Herald noted, ‘At last we have an incisive modern recording of the Four Portraits, a substantial reworking of music from Prokofiev’s opera The Gambler… the Semyon Kotko Suite is striking in its abundant lyricism’.

Exhilarating and inventive, Prokofiev’s Four Portraits enshrine the best of the opera. Memorable melodies and rich orchestration abound in both these rarely heard suites which will appeal to anyone interested in Prokofiev’s lesser-known works.

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