Prokofiev: Symphony no 5; et al / Thomas Schippers

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'assedio di Corinto
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, sonata for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B minor, RV 169
>Durante, Francesco : Concerto no 5 in A major
>Salieri, Antonio : Axur, Re d'Ormus
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Thomas Schippers was one of the most brilliant American conductors of the 20th Century but died when he was just consolidating his reputation and moving into his potentially most fruitful phase. He shone in the opera house but was also a superb exponent of orchestral repertoire. These exceptionally rare EMI recordings of Prokofiev's 'Symphony No.5' (from 1957 and recorded in excellent stereo by Walter Legge) and assorted Italian/Neopolitan works (from 1955) have never appeared before on CD. The stereo performance of Rossini's 'Siege of Corinth Overture' comes from his complete EMI recording of the opera in 1974 starring Beverly Sills, Justino Diaz and Marilyn Horne.



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>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/11/1957-05/14/1957)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'assedio di Corinto :: Overture
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, England (07/30/1974-07/31/1974)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1826

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, sonata for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B minor, RV 169
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1728

>Durante, Francesco : Concerto no 5 in A major
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Salieri, Antonio : Axur, Re d'Ormus :: Overture
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta