From my collection.
Bought in 2012.
First listen: 6-11-2012.
Second listen: 13-11-2012.
Third listen: 18-4-2017.
Recording dates: August 1984/August 1985/September 1988.
Recording venue: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow & the City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
Recording engineer: Ralph Couzens.
Running time: 79:58.
Classical relevance: Essential.
State of the Art recording.
Suite from "The Buffoon"opus 21a (Chout)
Suite from "The Love for three Oranges"opus 33a.
Waltz Suite opus 110.
Works performed by:
Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi.
The Chandos series of Järvi's recordings of Prokofiev's music including the symphonies, belong to my top interpretations. Not only do we get State of the Art recordings like with this CD, but we also get Järvi's unique insight into the orchestral works of Prokofiev. Järvi is a driven and inspired conductor, that keeps the fire real hot, and the passion at a high level. Tempi's are always spot on, and the detailing is amazing. Dynamics are well judged, and there is never a step outside this excellence. A constant quality of execution. I have these recording since they were released and coming back to them is a intense pleasure. Prokofiev at its very best. I am sure there are more interpretations, also good, but for me they never overrule Järvi.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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