Prokofiev, Sergei

February 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

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A look at the life and music of one of Russia’s most talented and controversial composers, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Born in Tsarist Russia, Prokofiev was a brilliant pianist who delighted in shocking the bourgeoisie with his outrageous creations, and he went on to become one of the most beloved composers of the 20th century.  Seven symphonies, great concertos, ballets like Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, plus more treasures. Come explore the music of Sergei Prokofiev with Bill McGlaughlin.

Playlist

Episode 1

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 1, I (excerpts)
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
1:00

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpt)
Russian Nat’l Orchestra/Pletnev
DG 345202
1:12

Rimsky-Korsakov: Battle near Kerzhenets fr. Kitezh
Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev
Phil 462225
:50

Prokofiev: “There are Other Planets” fr. Two Poems, Op. 9
Slavny, bar.; Serov, p.
Delos 3275
4:23

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10, II & III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Kissin, p.
DG 439898
8:14

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 19, I
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 447758
9:24

Episode 2

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28
Chiu, p.
HM 2907301
7:43

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (excerpts)
LSO/Abbado
DG 415854
:36, :17

Prokofiev:ClassicalSymphony
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 423624
13:55

Prokofiev: Gavotte fr. Classical Symphony
Prokofiev, p.
Pearl 9470
1:20

Episode 3

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 62638
1:12

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33a (excerpts)
St. Petersburg Phil/Temirkanov
RCA 68408
4:57

Prokofiev: Kijé’s Birth and Kijé’s Wedding from Lieutenant Kijé
Berlin Phil/Ozawa
DG 463761
6:50

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, II
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 447758
9:43

Episode 4

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
DG 423439
19:45

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, III
Argerich, p.
EMI 56975
3:15

Episode 5

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100, IV
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
RCA 5035
9:31, :46

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (excerpts)
LSO/Rostropovich
Sony 48387
12:18

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7, Op. 131, I + IV (excerpt)
LA Phil/Previn
Philips 426306-2
9:55, 2:02