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Prokofiev: Symphonies nos 1 - 7 (complete) / Czech Philharmonic - Zdenek Kosler

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  1. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25: I. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25: II. Larghetto $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25: III. Gavotta. Non troppo allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25: IV. Finale. Molto vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro ben articolato
  6. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40: II. Tema. Andante
  7. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44: I. Moderato
  8. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44: II. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44: III. Allegro agitato - Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44: IV. Andante mosso - Allegro moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 47/112: I. Andante - Allegro eroico
  12. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 47/112: II. Andante tranquillo $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 47/112: III. Moderato quasi allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 47/112: IV. Allegro risoluto $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: I. Andante
  16. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: II. Allegro marcato $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: III. Adagio
  18. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: IV. Allegro giocoso
  19. Prokofiev — Scythian Suite, Op. 20: I. Invocation to Veles and Ala $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Prokofiev — Scythian Suite, Op. 20: II. The Evil God and the Dance of the Pagan Monsters $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Prokofiev — Scythian Suite, Op. 20: III. Night $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 111: I. Allegro moderato
  23. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 111: II. Largo
  24. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 111: III. Vivace
  25. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Moderato
  26. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: II. Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: III. Andante espressivo $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Prokofiev — Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Vivace $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 1 in D major ("Classical"), Op. 25
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in D minor, Op. 40
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 44
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 4 in C major (first version), Op. 47
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Recordings from 1973-1982 in newly remastered sound.

Sergei Prokofiev’s seven symphonies reflect all the stylistic transformations along his artistic path – from a “modernist”, whose works echo the headlong development of music in the first two decades of the 20th century, to the mature creator of Symphony No. 7 (1951/52), characterised by melodiousness and freedom of expression. While the Scythian Suite, with its harshly “barbarian” aggressiveness, is the work of a young innovator, the simple Haydn-like melody treatment and lucid texture of the First Symphony, which the twenty-five-year-old Prokofiev referred to as "Classical", made it perhaps his most frequently performed work, one that anticipated the neo-Classical trend in modern music. Despite Prokofiev’s endeavour to create new “great music” devoid of complexity and accessible to the people, his later compositions were constantly fiercely criticised for being “formalist”.

Zden?k Koler drew attention to his artistry by winning globally prestigious competitions (Besançon, New York), as well as by assisting Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic. His Prokofiev with the Czech Philharmonic is one of the very first complete recordings of the composer’s symphonic works. - Supraphon

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Rudolfinum, Prague.



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>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 1 in D major ("Classical"), Op. 25
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (09/27/1976-09/29/1976)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (03/28/1980-03/31/1980)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (10/01/1982-10/05/1982)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 4 in C major (first version), Op. 47
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (11/16/1981-11/18/1981)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1929-1930

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (12/13/1978/01/09/1979)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (03/26/1973-03/27/1973)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (09/15/1980-09/17/1980)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944-1947

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (10/03/1977/11/30/1977)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1951-1952