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Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 / Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is a logical, albeit rare, combination of works - presented to the Politburo to reflect victory and irresistible force. Understandably they favored the fifth but unjustifiably disliked the sixth. The 'two-headed symphony' had the misfortune to displease Stalin, who expected an ode to his glory. Yevgeny Mravinsky seldom performed these symphonies but has left for posterity a few ardent concert recordings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Dvorák Hall, Prague (05/25/1967); Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hall, Leningrad, Russia (05/25/1967); Dvorák Hall, Prague (06/29/1973); Leningrad Philharmonic Large Hall, Leningrad, Russia (06/29/1973).



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>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 40 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Symphony no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944-47.
  • Running Time: 36 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944-1947
  • Studio/Live: Live