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Haochen Zhang, Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2019)

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Haochen Zhang, Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2019)

Haochen Zhang, Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 66:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS 2381 | Recorded: 2018

Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed by Prokofiev’s concerto are famous, starting with a huge cadenza already in the first movement. This may explain why the concerto was for a long time relatively unknown and, … Read moreunlike the First and Third Piano Concertos, has only recently taken its rightful place in the repertory.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cleveland Orchestra - Prokofiev: Cinderella (1985)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cleveland Orchestra - Prokofiev: Cinderella (1985)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cleveland Orchestra - Prokofiev: Cinderella (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 512 Mb | Total time: 50:31+57:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca ‎| 410 162-2 | Recorded: 1983

The fairy tale story of Cinderella has always inspired the great theater composers. Rossini's delightful 'La Cenerentola' is an operatic staple while Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' is a fixture on the ballet stage. After the 1940 premiere of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Prokofiev was immediately commissioned to write another ballet for the Kirov. Work on 'Cinderella' was set aside during some of the darkest days of the Second World War but Prokofiev returned to the work and completed it in 1944.

Diana Tishchenko, Zoltán Fejérvári - Strangers in PARadISe: Ravel, Enescu, Ysaÿe, Prokofiev (2019)

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Diana Tishchenko, Zoltán Fejérvári - Strangers in PARadISe: Ravel, Enescu, Ysaÿe, Prokofiev (2019)

Diana Tishchenko, Zoltán Fejérvári - Strangers in PARadISe: Ravel, Enescu, Ysaÿe, Prokofiev (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 73:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029540391 | Recorded: 2019

This enticing album of sonatas by Ravel, Enescu, Ysaÿe and Prokofiev emerged from violinist Diana Tishchenko’s victory at the 2018 Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition. Born in Ukraine, and trained in Kiev and Berlin, she has been noted by The Strad for her "power to mesmerize the audience with her large gesture and strong personality”. Her musical partnership with the Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári is extraordinarily close and potent. In the words of the French online journal Toute la musique, they are “not two interpreters playing together, but a true musical entity, an artistic fusion … They played as if each note were being created in real time … deploying an infinitely large palette of colours and nuance – the possibilities were inexhaustible.”

Simon Trpčeski - Tales from Russia: Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov (2019)

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Simon Trpčeski - Tales from Russia: Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov (2019)

Simon Trpčeski - Tales from Russia: Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 200 Mb | Total time: 65:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx ‎| ONYX 4191 | Recorded: 2018

Simon Trpčeski presents a fascinating programme of Russian classics, two of which are heard in unfamiliar guises as works for solo piano - Mussorgsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain, in the arrangement by Rimsky and then the latter’s Sheherazade. The programme starts with Prokofiev’s delightful Tales of the Old Grandmother. Trpčeski’s new album is a pianistic tour de force and will delight pianophiles.

Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche RadioPhilharmonie - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6 (2020)

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Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche RadioPhilharmonie - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6 (2020)

Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche RadioPhilharmonie - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 79:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SWR Music | SWR19086CD | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This is the first installment of the series dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev's Symphonies performed by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie under the baton of ist chief conductor Pietari Inkinen.

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27891 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 75 min | 19,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3647 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 75 min | 5,28 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

With this open air concert in Schönbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic have provided an outstanding experience for all visitors. In the recent years the orchestra has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Zubin Mehta. Among the previous guest soloists: Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Katia and Marielle Labèque.

Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)

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Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)

Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 71:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ars Produktion ‎| ARS 38276 | Recorded: 2018

Milena Wilke was born in Freiburg in Breisgau in 1996. She won first place in the Ton und Erklärung competition (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft) 2016 in Berlin and won several other prizes in competitions on both national and international level. In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und des Richard-Wagner-Verbands Konstanz and was additionally welcomed in the organization Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now. For this new release, together with Tatiana Chernichka she has recorded several works for violin and piano and she also has written two pieces herself.

Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2; Symphony-Concerto (2002)

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Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2; Symphony-Concerto (2002)

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 Op. 40, Symphony-Concerto Op. 125 (2002)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9989 | Time: 01:19:39

Chandos’s previous Prokofiev series, recorded in the 80s with Neëme Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, is still probably the most recommendable complete cycle available. Chandos now seem to feel the need to start again, the reason possibly being that they are now using ‘authentically’ all-Russian forces. Whatever the company’s motivation (or if indeed it is to be a complete cycle), the results are impressively powerful, and the coupling stimulating and generous.

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)

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Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Parnassus Records | # PACD 96023 | Time: 01:08:09

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev both made well-known recordings of their own music. But Parnassus has brought back two rare recordings of Stravinsky’s conducting, and has made Prokofiev’s only recording as a conductor more listenable than it’s ever been before.

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

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Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 176 Mb | Total time: 58:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| # HMM 902203 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

With this new volume, Alexandre Melnikov has chosen to delve into three distinct periods of the composer’s career, ranging from the dazzling though seldom-heard No. 4 to the magisterial No. 9. In between those two, the sonata no. 7 once again evokes the troubled atmosphere characteristic of the three so-called ‘war sonatas’. Sviatoslav Richter claimed to have learned the piece in a mere four days.

Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Suites from The Gambler & The Tale of the Stone Flower (2020)

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Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Suites from The Gambler & The Tale of the Stone Flower (2020)

Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Suites from The Gambler & The Tale of the Stone Flower (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 62:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2301 | Recorded: 2016-2018

Throughout his career, Sergei Prokofiev wrote a large number of works for the stage – some of them highly successful, others less so. Whichever the case, Prokofiev would rarely miss the opportunity of recycling the score in one way or another – staying more or less close to the original in an orchestral suite or using it as material for a completely new work, such as the Third and Fourth symphonies (based on the ballet The Prodigal Son and the opera The Fiery Angel, respectively.) The present disc combines suites created from Prokofiev’s very first opera (The Gambler, 1915–17) and his very last ballet (The Stone Flower, 1948–53). Based on a short novel by Dostoyevsky, The Gambler doesn’t have separate numbers that can easily be detached.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Yuja Wang - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24104 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 41,0 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4062 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 13,5 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8 (2020)

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Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8 (2020)

Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 250 Mb | Total time: 74:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion ‎| # CDA68298 | Recorded: 2019

The challenges of Prokofiev’s ‘War Sonatas’ trilogy may be fearsome, but Steven Osborne is one of those rare musicians who can bring light and clarity (as well as phenomenal reserves of power and concentration) to bear on some of the most ferociously volatile and brilliant piano music written in the twentieth century.

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

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Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.

Lukas Geniušas - Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 5; 10 Pieces for Piano (2018)

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Lukas Geniušas - Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 5; 10 Pieces for Piano (2018)

Lukas Geniušas - Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 5; 10 Pieces for Piano (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 180 Mb | Total time: 59:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR412 | Recorded: 2018

In his first album with Mirare, the pianist Lukas Geniušas offers us a recital featuring two early masterpieces of Prokofiev coupled with the only sonata the composer penned in Western Europe.
Even though the earlier works are four decades distant from the latter, a steady feature remains: Prokofiev’s feelings for his beloved Russia.