PROKOFIEV Symphonies Nos. 1-7. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Zdenek Kosler. Supraphon 4cds

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Prokofiev Symphonies Nos 1-7 Czech Orchestra Zdenek Kosler Supraphon 4Cds

PROKOFIEV

Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Zdenek Kosler

Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)

CD 1

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical” 14:14

1/ I. Allegro 4:24

2/ II. Larghetto 3:52

3/ III. Gavotta. Non troppo allegro 1:30

4/ IV. Finale. Molto vivace 4:16

Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40 35:53

5/ I. Allegro ben articolato 11:52

6/ II. Tema. Andante (att.)

Var. I. Listesso tempo (att.)

Var. II. Allegro non troppo (att.)

Var. III. Allegro (att.)

Var. IV. Larghetto (att.)

Var. V. Allegro con brio (att.)

Var. VI. Allegro moderato (att.)

Tema. Andante molto 23:56

CD 2

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44 36:46

1/ I. Moderato 13:42

2/ II. Andante 7:27

3/ III. Allegro agitato – Allegretto 9:13

4/ IV. Andante mosso – Allegro moderato 6:10

Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op. 47/112 40:05

5/ I. Andante – Allegro eroico 14:06

6/ II. Andante tranquillo 9:48

7/ III. Moderato quasi allegretto 6:21

8/ IV. Allegro risoluto 9:37

CD 3

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 44:29

1/ I. Andante 13:13

2/ II. Allegro marcato 8:44

3/ III. Adagio 12:06

4/ IV. Allegro giocoso 10:12

Scythian Suite, Op. 20 23:27

5/ I. Invocation to Veles and Ala 7:23

6/ II. The Evil God and the Dance of the Pagan Monsters 3:12

7/ III. Night 7:03

8/ IV. Lolly’s Pursuit of the Evil God and the Sunrise 5:36

CD 4

Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111 41:50

1/ I. Allegro moderato 14:32

2/ II. Largo 15:38

3/ III. Vivace 11:32

Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 34:31

4/ I. Moderato 10:19

5/ II. Allegretto 7:54

6/ III. Andante espressivo 6:56

7/ IV. Vivace 9:09

The life of Sergey Prokofiev in seven symphonies – and in one of the first complete recordings.

Sergey 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”. Zdeněk Košler drew

attention to his artistry by winning globally prestigious competitions (Besançon, New York), as well as by assisting Leonard Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic.

His Prokofiev with the Czech Philharmonic is one of the very first complete recordings of the composer’s symphonic works. The newly remastered sound confirms its timeless qualities.

Supraphon 4cds SU40932

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