Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 (revised vers.), Op. 112; The Prodigal Son, Op. 46 / Marin Alsop

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 4 in C major, Op. 112
>Prokofiev, Sergei : L'Enfant prodigue, Op. 46
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Prokofiev's imposing Fourth Symphony and his final ballet for Sergey Dyagilev, The Prodigal Son, share common roots but are entirely distinctive in character. The vivid depictions in the ballet's moral tale include sensual temptations, drunken debauchery, robbery and remorse. The 1947 revision of the Fourth Symphony, lengthened and enriched in orchestration by the addition of a piccolo clarinet, piano and harp, makes extended use of themes from The Prodigal Son as well as unused material. Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony with Marin Alsop and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (8.573029) was described as 'an outstanding achievement' by BBC Music Magazine.

The Independent on Sunday, 6th October 2013
Alsop's players spin a convincing yarn, with long lines pushing far beyond the safety of the family home, and they bring the whole to an exhilarating reconciliation.

The Telegraph, 24th October 2013
Alsop illuminates instrumental timbres that Prokofiev often mingles in unconventional alliances...His brand of lyricism, too, is shaped smoothly and with supple, subtle inflections. Together with the energy the Spo Paulo orchestra has at its disposal, all these traits contribute to interpretations that radiate a genuine Prokofiev spirit.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 4 in C major, Op. 112
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012-11-27_2012-11-30&2012-)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Prokofiev, Sergei : L'Enfant prodigue, Op. 46
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Notes: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012-07-04_2012-07-07&2012-)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928-1929