Prokofiev - 50th Anniversary Edition

A beautifully presented set from Warner, though the Decca may suit beginners better

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Alexander Scriabin, Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Rachmaninov, Modest Mussorgsky

Label: Warner Classics

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

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Catalogue Number: 0927-49147-2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(4) Pieces Birgit Nilsson
Wolfgang Windgassen
Gerd Nienstedt
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Sotin
Birgit Nilsson
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Sotin
Wolfgang Windgassen
Ernst Kozub
Arnold Van Mill
Fritz Uhl
Hans Sotin
Gerd Nienstedt
Alexander Scriabin Composer
Gerd Nienstedt
Klaus Hirte
Gerd Nienstedt
Sergey Prokofiev
Hans Stricker
Regina Resnik
Hannelore Bode
Tom Krause
Anna Reynolds
Sonata for Cello and Piano Galina Vichnievskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Eduard Tumagian
Malcolm Smith
Vladimir de Kanel
Dimiter Petkov
Stefania Toczyska
Nikola Ghiuselev
Arto Noras
Katherine Ciesinski
Eero Heinonen
Misha Raitzin
Wieslaw Ochman
Maria Paunova
Anton Diakov
Lajos Miller
(10) Pieces Hans Sotin
Waldemar Kmentt
Hannelore Bode
Peter Hofmann
Birgit Nilsson
Simon Estes
Arnold Van Mill
Hans Sotin
Tom Krause
Birgit Nilsson
Fritz Uhl
Theodore Kirschbichler
Alison Browner
Hans Sotin
Ernst Kozub
Birgit Nilsson
Cyprien Katsaris
Regina Resnik
Peter Klein
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Cinderella Suite No. 1 Richard Holm
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Katherine Ciesinski
Alain Lombard
Eduard Tumagian
Anton Diakov
Misha Raitzin
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Maria Paunova
Rita Streich
Nikola Ghiuselev
Vladimir de Kanel
Ramon Contreras
Juan Pons
Malcolm Smith
Lajos Miller
Toni Blankenheim
Prodigal Son Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Laurent Naouri
François Le Roux
Laurent Alvaro
Sandrine Piau
Felicity Lott
Yann Beuron
Laurent Naouri
Felicity Lott
François Le Roux
Eric Huchet
Felicity Lott
Laurent Naouri
Jennifer Smith
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Etienne Lescroart
François Le Roux
Laurent Naouri
Felicity Lott
Yann Beuron
Yann Beuron
Laurent Naouri
François Le Roux
Felicity Lott
Véronique Gens
Laurent Naouri
Lawrence Foster
Felicity Lott
François Le Roux
Marie-Ange Todorovitch
François Le Roux
Quintet Walter Gullino
Ileana Cotrubas
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Plácido Domingo
Helena Jungwirth
Sherrill Milnes
Alfredo Giacomotti
Giovanni Foiani
Paul Winter
Stefania Malagù
Walter Gullino
Bruno Grella
Paul Friess
Walter Gullino
Walter Gullino
Berlin Soloists
Walter Gullino
Walter Gullino
Symphony No. 5 Walter Gullino
Helena Jungwirth
Sherrill Milnes
Walter Gullino
Paul Winter
Lisa della Casa
Walter Gullino
Margareta Sjöstedt
Plácido Domingo
Walter Gullino
Bruno Grella
Walter Gullino
Alfredo Giacomotti
French National Orchestra
Walter Gullino
Paul Friess
Giovanni Foiani
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Stefania Malagù
Ileana Cotrubas
Mstislav Rostropovich
(The) Tales of an old grandmother Michael Langdon
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Ian Wallace
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Mario Del Monaco
Regina Resnik
Fernando Corena
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Sergey Prokofiev
Regina Resnik
Robert Merrill
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Robert Bowman
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Sonata for Piano No. 2 Pascal Devoyon
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
(24) Preludes Hermin Esser
Karl Ridderbusch
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Wolfgang Windgassen
Klaus Hirte
Gerd Nienstedt
Leonie Rysanek
Gerd Nienstedt
James King
Anna Reynolds
Jean Cox
Gustav Neidlinger
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Gerd Nienstedt
Sergey Prokofiev
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Sotin
Hans Sotin
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Stricker
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Sotin
Hannelore Bode
War and Peace Radio France Chorus
Leonie Rysanek
James King
Jean Cox
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Magdalena Kozená
Birgit Nilsson
Theo Adam
Mstislav Rostropovich
Honor Sheppard
Theo Adam
Birgit Nilsson
Helen Watts
French National Orchestra
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Mary Thomas
Birgit Nilsson
Theo Adam
Marijana Mijanovic
Theo Adam
Annelies Burmeister
Maurice Bevan
Karl Ridderbusch
Overture on Jewish Themes Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Florindo Andreolli
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Fedora Barbieri
Ilva Ligabue
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Birgit Nilsson
Lawrence Foster
Renato Capecchi
Fernando Corena
Josef Greindl
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mario Carlin
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Maria Stader
Rita Streich
March and Scherzo from The Love for Three Oranges Mariliina von Uexküll
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Mariliina von Uexküll
Sergey Prokofiev
Jeanne Sevchenco
Jeanne Sevchenco
René Soom
Annika Tônuri
Rita Streich
Oliver Kuusik
Oliver Kuusik
Regina Resnik
Richard Holm
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mart Sander
René Soom
René Soom
Regina Resnik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mariliina von Uexküll
Julie Lill
Mariliina von Uexküll
Oliver Kuusik
Mart Sander
Oliver Kuusik
Pirjo Levandi
Pirjo Levandi
Pirjo Levandi
Regina Resnik
Oliver Kuusik
Mart Sander
Mariliina von Uexküll
Toni Blankenheim
Oliver Kuusik
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 Kjerstin Dellert
Elisabeth Söderström
Elisabeth Söderström
Elisabeth Söderström
Hjördis Schymberg
Eleanor Steber
Kjerstin Dellert
Bryn Terfel
Jussi Björling
Kjerstin Dellert
Marina Domashenko
Kjerstin Dellert
Rosalind Elias
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Bocelli
Nicolai Gedda
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Vladimir Krainev
Robert Nagy
Eva Mei
Kjerstin Dellert
Kjerstin Dellert
Judith Garellick
Dmitri Kitaenko
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 Renata Tebaldi
Carlo Bergonzi
Fernando Corena
Luisa Ribacchi
Fernando Corena
Carlo Bergonzi
Renata Tebaldi
Renata Tebaldi
Fiorenza Cossotto
Renata Tebaldi
Oscar Nanni
Piero de Palma
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Fernando Corena
Renata Tebaldi
Lucia Danieli
Gaetano Fanelli
Mstislav Rostropovich
Carlo Bergonzi
Michele Cazzato
Dora Carral
Paolo Washington
London Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov
Piero de Palma
Mario Carlin
Piero de Palma
Renata Tebaldi
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 Hilde Gueden
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Vladimir Krainev
Lauritz Melchior
Robert Koffmane
Alfred Poell
Wilma Lipp
Fritz Wunderlich
Anton Dermota
Julius Patzak
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lauritz Melchior
Sieglinde Wagner
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Dmitri Kitaenko
Gerhard Stolze
Kurt Preger
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lauritz Melchior
Kurt Böhme
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
August Jaresch
Cinderella Suite No. 3 Theo Adam
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Leonie Rysanek
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Alicia Nafé
Theo Adam
Birgit Nilsson
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Theo Adam
Annelies Burmeister
Alain Lombard
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Rita Streich
Theo Adam
Teresa Berganza
Manuel Mairena
Alicia Nafé
Manuel Cid
Alicia Nafé
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Maria Stader
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Lieutenant Kijé Edita Gruberová
Mario Carlin
Fedora Barbieri
Rita Streich
Luigi Alva
Edita Gruberová
Mirella Freni
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Tennstedt
Edita Gruberová
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Maria Stader
Ilva Ligabue
Fernanda Cadoni
Florindo Andreolli
Enrico Campi
Fernando Corena
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Renato Capecchi
Sonata for Piano No. 8 Walter Gullino
Plácido Domingo
Helena Jungwirth
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Walter Gullino
Walter Gullino
Bruno Grella
Sherrill Milnes
Steven de Groote
Giovanni Foiani
Ileana Cotrubas
Stefania Malagù
Paul Friess
Walter Gullino
Alfredo Giacomotti
Walter Gullino
Paul Winter
Walter Gullino
(5) Melodies Emanuel List
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Leo Nucci
Tatiana Troyanos
Elfriede Marherr-Wagner
Robert Hutt
Carl Jöken
Lydia Kindermann
Siegmund Nimsgern
Friedrich Schorr
Boris Berezovsky
Edith Mathis
Bella Jasper
Renato Bruson
Vadim Repin
Lisa Otto
Leo Schützendorf
(10) Pieces Cyprien Katsaris
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Fantasia Improvisation on themes from Rimsky-Korsa Regina Resnik
Malcolm Smith
Maria Paunova
Misha Raitzin
Margareta Sjöstedt
Anton Diakov
Nicolai Gedda
Nikola Ghiuselev
Sergey Prokofiev
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Margarita Lilowa
Lajos Miller
Stefania Toczyska
Regina Resnik
Katherine Ciesinski
Vladimir de Kanel
Eduard Tumagian
Regina Resnik
Cinderella Suite No. 2 Alan Ewing
Josef Greindl
Alain Lombard
Bejun Mehta
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Wolfgang Windgassen
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Pascal Bertin
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Anne Sofie von Otter
Marijana Mijanovic
Wolfgang Windgassen
Charlotte Hellekant
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Magdalena Kozená
Jean-Michel Ankaoua
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Maria Callas
Theo Adam
Maria Callas
Theo Adam
Leonie Rysanek
Theo Adam
Melchiorre Luise
Birgit Nilsson
Giuseppe di Stefano
Vladimir Krainev
Annelies Burmeister
Maria Callas
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Birgit Nilsson
James King
Eugenio Fernandi
Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Dmitri Kitaenko
Theo Adam
Vito Gobbi
Theo Adam
Giuseppe di Stefano
Giuseppe di Stefano
Birgit Nilsson
Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Theo Adam
Maria Callas
Cinderella Suite No. 2 Karl Ridderbusch
Wolfgang Windgassen
Anna Reynolds
Hermin Esser
Wolfgang Windgassen
Hannelore Bode
Wolfgang Windgassen
Ernst Kozub
Klaus Hirte
Tom Krause
Arnold Van Mill
Hans Sotin
Alain Lombard
Gerd Nienstedt
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Stricker
Gustav Neidlinger
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Gerd Nienstedt
Hans Sotin
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Hans Sotin
Gerd Nienstedt
Gerd Nienstedt
Gerd Nienstedt
Cinderella Suite No. 3 Lajos Miller
Vladimir de Kanel
Nicolai Gedda
Katherine Ciesinski
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Galina Vichnievskaya
Dimiter Petkov
Maria Paunova
Eduard Tumagian
Nikola Ghiuselev
Malcolm Smith
Anton Diakov
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Stefania Toczyska
Misha Raitzin
Wieslaw Ochman
Alain Lombard
Music for Children György Sebok
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Romeo and Juliet Suisse Romande Orchestra
Thomas Allen
Patrizia Pace
Jorma Hynninen
Kathleen Battle
Hilde Konetzni
Otto von Rohr
Armin Jordan
Ann Murray
Kirsten Flagstad
Hilde Konetzni
Ludwig Suthaus
Kurt Rydl
Ernesto Gavazzi
Günther Treptow
Mariana Nicolesco
Hilde Konetzni
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Margaret Price
(10) Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Jean Cox
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Marijana Mijanovic
Honor Sheppard
Birgit Nilsson
Helen Watts
Magdalena Kozená
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Birgit Nilsson
Leonie Rysanek
Annelies Burmeister
Birgit Nilsson
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Theo Adam
Mary Thomas
Steven de Groote
Karl Ridderbusch
James King
Maurice Bevan
Scythian Suite Malin Hartelius
Matthias Klink
Jeffrey Francis
Arpiné Rahdjian
Marisa Martins
Josef Wagner
Matthias Klink
Matthias Klink
Magdalena Kozená
Matthias Klink
Matthias Klink
Josef Wagner
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Malin Hartelius
Marisa Martins
Malin Hartelius
Josef Wagner
Julia Kleiter
Günther Groissböck
Andreas Karasiak
Matthias Klink
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Marisa Martins
Josef Wagner
Kurt Masur
Josef Wagner
Josef Wagner
Alexandra Reinprecht
Topi Lehtipuu
Music for Children Magdalena Kozená
Alan Ewing
Anne Sofie von Otter
Pascal Bertin
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Marijana Mijanovic
György Sebok
Bejun Mehta
Charlotte Hellekant
Jean-Michel Ankaoua
Symphony No. 2 Yelda Kodalli
Mstislav Rostropovich
French National Orchestra
Peter Schreier
Gregor Frenkel Frank
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Peter Schreier
Paul Groves
Eberhard Büchner
Peter Schreier
Günther Leib
Peter Schreier
Désirée Rancatore
Peter Schreier
Theo Adam
Peter Schreier
Sylvia Geszty
Lynton Atkinson
Oliver Tobias
Peter Rose
Marie Kuijken
Pictures at an Exhibition Toni Blankenheim
Oliver Kuusik
Stefania Toczyska
Modest Mussorgsky Composer
Mart Sander
Mariliina von Uexküll
Galina Vichnievskaya
Mart Sander
Oliver Kuusik
Wieslaw Ochman
Sergey Prokofiev
Rita Streich
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Katherine Ciesinski
Jeanne Sevchenco
Dimiter Petkov
Nicolai Gedda
Oliver Kuusik
Anton Diakov
Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Richard Holm
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Bertha Lewis
Winifred Lawson
Kent Nagano
Leo Sheffield
Vadim Repin
Hallé Orchestra
Arthur Hosking
Gladys Gowrie
Henry Lytton
Mavis Bennett
Sybil Gordon
Herbert Aitken
Derek Oldham
Aileen Davies
Richard Walker
George Baker
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Ronald Stear
Symphony-Concerto Conny Söderström
Conny Söderström
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Conny Söderström
Seiji Ozawa
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Mario Del Monaco
Robert Merrill
Conny Söderström
Eva Prytz
Birgit Nilsson
Conny Söderström
Regina Resnik
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Ian Wallace
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Mstislav Rostropovich
Regina Resnik
Bo Lundborg
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Kerstin Meyer
Arne Tyrén
London Symphony Orchestra
Erik Sundquist
Conny Söderström
Birgit Nilsson
(10) Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Steven de Groote
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Peter and the Wolf Monika Schmitt
Hans Sotin
Peter Hofmann
Kent Nagano
Matti Salminen
Peter Klein
Deborah Sasson
Alison Browner
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Birgit Nilsson
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Regina Resnik
Theodore Kirschbichler
Hans Sotin
Birgit Nilsson
Simon Estes
Jacques Martin
Susan Roberts
Waldemar Kmentt
Hans Sotin
Fritz Uhl
Birgit Nilsson
Cinderella Suite No. 1 Malcolm Smith
John Reardon
Nicolai Gedda
Nikola Ghiuselev
Galina Vichnievskaya
Lajos Miller
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Wieslaw Ochman
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Stefania Toczyska
Maria Paunova
Alain Lombard
Vladimir de Kanel
Eduard Tumagian
Misha Raitzin
Dimiter Petkov
Cinderella Suite No. 3 Monika Schmitt
Waltraud Meier
Susan Roberts
Wolfgang Windgassen
Alain Lombard
Birgit Nilsson
Margit Neubauer
Waldemar Kmentt
Theodore Kirschbichler
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Hilde Leidland
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Matti Salminen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Peter Klein
Birgit Nilsson
Alison Browner
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Deborah Sasson
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Peter and the Wolf Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Pirjo Levandi
Mart Sander
René Soom
Alicia Nafé
Patrick Stewart
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Pirjo Levandi
Paloma Perez Iñigo
René Soom
Oliver Kuusik
Jeanne Sevchenco
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Mariliina von Uexküll
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Annika Tônuri
Oliver Kuusik
Alicia Nafé
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mart Sander
Oliver Kuusik
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Kent Nagano
Mariliina von Uexküll
Alicia Nafé
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Oliver Kuusik
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Teresa Berganza
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mart Sander
Julie Lill
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Pirjo Levandi
René Soom
Jeanne Sevchenco
Sonata for Cello and Piano Wolfgang Windgassen
Eero Heinonen
Hilde Leidland
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Alan Ewing
Birgit Nilsson
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Wolfgang Windgassen
Arto Noras
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Pascal Bertin
Anne Sofie von Otter
Margit Neubauer
Waltraud Meier
Josef Greindl
Bejun Mehta
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Jean-Michel Ankaoua
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Alexander Nevsky Louis Quilico
Leon Björker
Carolyn Watkinson
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Eva Likova
Uno Stjernqvist
Latvija Chorus
Sven-Erik Vikström
Pierre Boutet
Sven-Erik Vikström
Louis Quilico
Eva Likova
Sven-Erik Vikström
Eva Likova
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Robert Savoie
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Erik Saedén
Sven-Erik Vikström
Robert Savoie
Birgit Nilsson
Sven-Erik Vikström
Birgit Nilsson
Robert Savoie
Sven-Erik Vikström
Kurt Masur
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Birgit Nilsson
Sigurd Björling
Eva Likova
Eva Likova
Eva Likova
Barbro Ericson
Louis Quilico
Ingeborg Kjellgren
Sonata for 2 Violins Jean-Michel Ankaoua
Nicolai Gedda
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Robert Nagy
Pascal Bertin
Eleanor Steber
Magdalena Kozená
Charlotte Hellekant
Anton Barachovsky
Regina Resnik
Alan Ewing
Anne Sofie von Otter
Bejun Mehta
Giorgio Tozzi
Vadim Repin
Marijana Mijanovic
Rosalind Elias
Symphony No. 7 French National Orchestra
Ella Flesch
Alfred Poell
Lauritz Melchior
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Emanuel List
Mogens Wedel
Julius Patzak
Hans Hotter
Marta Fuchs
Wilma Lipp
Anton Dermota
Alfred Jerger
Lauritz Melchior
Emanuel List
Emanuel List
Lauritz Melchior
Mstislav Rostropovich
Dorothy Larsen
Hilde Gueden
Margarete Klose
Cinderella Suite No. 1 Vladimir de Kanel
Malcolm Smith
Wieslaw Ochman
Stefania Toczyska
Alain Lombard
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Anton Diakov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Nicolai Gedda
Eduard Tumagian
Lajos Miller
Misha Raitzin
Katherine Ciesinski
Nikola Ghiuselev
Maria Paunova
Galina Vichnievskaya
Dimiter Petkov
Symphony No. 1, 'Classical' Vladimir de Kanel
Dimiter Petkov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Malcolm Smith
Wieslaw Ochman
Nicolai Gedda
Stefania Toczyska
Anton Diakov
Nikola Ghiuselev
Galina Vichnievskaya
Katherine Ciesinski
Mstislav Rostropovich
Lajos Miller
French National Orchestra
Misha Raitzin
Eduard Tumagian
Maria Paunova
Sonata for Piano No. 2 Matti Salminen
Hilde Leidland
Maria Stader
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Susan Roberts
Birgit Nilsson
Pascal Devoyon
Josef Greindl
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Birgit Nilsson
Margit Neubauer
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Deborah Sasson
Monika Schmitt
Birgit Nilsson
Waltraud Meier
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Wolfgang Windgassen
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Birgit Nilsson
Symphony No. 4 Fritz Hübner
Fritz Hübner
Fritz Hübner
Gwyneth Jones
Manfred Jung
Mstislav Rostropovich
Hermann Becht
Ortrun Wenkel
Ilse Gramatzki
Heinz Zednik
Fritz Hübner
Hermann Becht
Peter Hofmann
Hermann Becht
French National Orchestra
Hermann Becht
Gwyneth Jones
Gwyneth Jones
Ortrun Wenkel
Gwyneth Jones
Heinz Zednik
Gwyneth Jones
Hermann Becht
Hermann Becht
Manfred Jung
Donald McIntyre
Hermann Becht
Ilse Gramatzki
Manfred Jung
Siegfried Jerusalem
Gwyneth Jones
Hermann Becht
Hermann Becht
Ortrun Wenkel
Fritz Hübner
Donald McIntyre
Donald McIntyre
Fritz Hübner
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Ilse Gramatzki
Heinz Zednik
(The) Love for Three Oranges Adrianne Pieczonka
Francisco Araiza
Luciano Pavarotti
Edita Gruberová
Janusz Monarcha
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Ildikó Raimondi
Francisco Araiza
Bryn Terfel
Bryn Terfel
Regina Schorg
Edita Gruberová
Renato Girolami
Francisco Araiza
Edita Gruberová
Rainer Trost
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Lawrence Foster
Boaz Daniel
Torsten Kerl
Bryn Terfel
Kurt Moll
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 Maria Callas
Boris Berezovsky
Maria Callas
Rolando Panerai
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Vadim Repin
Giuseppe di Stefano
Giuseppe di Stefano
Maria Callas
Anna Moffo
Maria Callas
Giuseppe di Stefano
Manuel Spatafora
Mario Borriello
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Mary Thomas
Helen Watts
Honor Sheppard
Nicola Zaccaria
Maurice Bevan
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Peter and the Wolf Miguel Bose
Hans Sotin
Deborah Sasson
Fritz Uhl
Birgit Nilsson
Alison Browner
Hans Sotin
Birgit Nilsson
Simon Estes
Kent Nagano
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Theodore Kirschbichler
Peter Klein
Matti Salminen
Peter Hofmann
Susan Roberts
Regina Resnik
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Waldemar Kmentt
Birgit Nilsson
Hans Sotin
Monika Schmitt
Peter and the Wolf Malcolm Smith
Kent Nagano
Katherine Ciesinski
Dimiter Petkov
Eduard Tumagian
Lajos Miller
Nikola Ghiuselev
Anton Diakov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Miguel Bose
Vladimir de Kanel
Misha Raitzin
Wieslaw Ochman
Maria Paunova
Stefania Toczyska
Galina Vichnievskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Cinderella Suite No. 2 Dimiter Petkov
Alain Lombard
Lajos Miller
Katherine Ciesinski
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Wieslaw Ochman
Nikola Ghiuselev
Nicolai Gedda
Anton Diakov
Misha Raitzin
Maria Paunova
Galina Vichnievskaya
Stefania Toczyska
Malcolm Smith
Vladimir de Kanel
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Eduard Tumagian
Peter and the Wolf Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Stefania Toczyska
Dimiter Petkov
Jacques Martin
Anton Diakov
Wieslaw Ochman
Maria Paunova
Lajos Miller
Nicolai Gedda
Misha Raitzin
Galina Vichnievskaya
Kent Nagano
Katherine Ciesinski
Vladimir de Kanel
Nikola Ghiuselev
Eduard Tumagian
Malcolm Smith
(The) Steel Step Nicolai Gedda
Rosalind Elias
Sigurd Björling
Sigurd Björling
Bette Björling
Hugo Hasslo
Kjerstin Dellert
Regina Resnik
Elisabeth Söderström
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Kjerstin Dellert
Igor Markevitch
Eleanor Steber
George Cehanovsky
Philharmonia Orchestra
Robert Nagy
Elisabeth Söderström
Giorgio Tozzi
Kjerstin Dellert
Sigurd Björling
Gösta Björling
Sven-Erik Jacobsson
Elisabeth Söderström
Peter and the Wolf Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Mirella Freni
Mario Carlin
Fernanda Cadoni
Alicia Nafé
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Renato Capecchi
Luigi Alva
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Alicia Nafé
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Enrico Campi
Teresa Berganza
Ilva Ligabue
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Florindo Andreolli
Marius Müller-Westernhagen
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Fernando Corena
Kent Nagano
Alicia Nafé
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Fedora Barbieri
Cinderella Suite No. 3 Stefania Toczyska
Nicolai Gedda
Maria Paunova
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Alain Lombard
Malcolm Smith
Misha Raitzin
Vladimir de Kanel
Anton Diakov
Eduard Tumagian
Galina Vichnievskaya
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Dimiter Petkov
Wieslaw Ochman
Lajos Miller
Katherine Ciesinski
Nikola Ghiuselev
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 (for left-hand) Gilbert Moryn
Charles Richard
Dmitri Kitaenko
Fiodor Godovkin
Venyamin Shevtsov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Veronika Borissenko
Vsevolod Tyutyunik
Vladimir Krainev
Alexander Peregudov
Jane Rolland
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marcel Genio
Marthe Brega
Veronika Borissenko
Yvonne Corcke
Renée Doria
Elena Korneyeva
Georges Foix
Veronika Borissenko
(The) Tales of an old grandmother Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Michael Langdon
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Regina Resnik
Robert Bowman
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Ian Wallace
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Birgit Nilsson
Regina Resnik
Fernando Corena
Regina Resnik
Nathan Milstein
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Georges Pludermacher
Regina Resnik
Regina Resnik
Pictures at an Exhibition Honor Sheppard
Charlotte Hellekant
Modest Mussorgsky Composer
Anne Sofie von Otter
Alan Ewing
Sergey Prokofiev
Bejun Mehta
Pascal Bertin
Marijana Mijanovic
Jean-Michel Ankaoua
Magdalena Kozená
Cinderella Suite No. 2 Wieslaw Ochman
Misha Raitzin
Lajos Miller
Eduard Tumagian
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikola Ghiuselev
Dimiter Petkov
Malcolm Smith
Stefania Toczyska
Nicolai Gedda
Anton Diakov
Alain Lombard
Vladimir de Kanel
Maria Paunova
Katherine Ciesinski
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Galina Vichnievskaya
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 Grace Bumbry
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Catherine Benson
Colin Huehns
Vadim Repin
Boris Berezovsky
Sam Monck
Franco Corelli
Katherine Willis
Grace Bumbry
Cato Fordham
Grace Bumbry
Mary Wells
Heather Begg
Catherine Wearing
Robert Tear
David Glick
Robert Lloyd
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Toccata Renato Bruson
Sam Monck
William Wilderman
Michael Sells
Katherine Willis
Leo Nucci
Sergey Prokofiev
Berthold Possemeyer
Barbara Hendricks
Dalmacio Gonzalez
Lucia Valentini-Terrani
Brenda Boozer
Francis Egerton
Katia Ricciarelli
John Reardon
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Symphony No. 6 Jeremy Ovenden
Aleksandra Zamojska
Miah Persson
Silvia Moi
Bernhard Berchtold
Silvia Moi
Silvia Moi
Aleksandra Zamojska
Bernhard Berchtold
Josef Wagner
Malin Hartelius
Matthias Klink
Marina Comparato
French National Orchestra
Netta Or
Aleksandra Zamojska
Josef Wagner
Marianne Hamre
Evmorfia Metaxaki
Richard Croft
Josef Wagner
Matthias Klink
Bejun Mehta
Malin Hartelius
Malin Hartelius
Matthias Klink
Jeremy Ovenden
Bernhard Berchtold
Evmorfia Metaxaki
Jeremy Ovenden
Evmorfia Metaxaki
Mstislav Rostropovich
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Pictures at an Exhibition Mart Sander
Julie Lill
Oliver Kuusik
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Pirjo Levandi
Modest Mussorgsky Composer
Oliver Kuusik
Oliver Kuusik
Mart Sander
Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
René Soom
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Paloma Perez Iñigo
Mariliina von Uexküll
Pirjo Levandi
Mariliina von Uexküll
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Sergey Prokofiev
Mart Sander
Teresa Berganza
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Jeanne Sevchenco
René Soom
Jeanne Sevchenco
Jeanne Sevchenco
René Soom
Mariliina von Uexküll
Pirjo Levandi
Jeanne Sevchenco
Annika Tônuri
Mart Sander
Mariliina von Uexküll
Jeanne Sevchenco
Oliver Kuusik
Mart Sander
Sonata for Piano No. 7 Barbara Schlick
David Thomas
Patricia Johnson
Berthold Possemeyer
Bella Jasper
Ian Partridge
Aleksei Sultanov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Ruth Hesse
Ine Kollecker
Edith Mathis
Lisa Otto
Nigel Rogers
Norma Lerer
(10) Pieces Hans Sotin
Hilde Leidland
Deborah Sasson
Hans Sotin
Matti Salminen
Alison Browner
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Waldemar Kmentt
Peter Klein
Peter Hofmann
Theodore Kirschbichler
Susan Roberts
Hans Sotin
Waltraud Meier
Margit Neubauer
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Monika Schmitt
Sergey Prokofiev
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 Bryn Terfel
Robert Tear
Bette Björling
Sven-Erik Jacobsson
Eva Mei
Elisabeth Söderström
Dmitri Kitaenko
Vladimir Krainev
Kjerstin Dellert
George Cehanovsky
Kjerstin Dellert
Kjerstin Dellert
Andrea Bocelli
Sigurd Björling
Sigurd Björling
Elisabeth Söderström
Thomas Helmsley
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Janet Baker
Marina Domashenko
Hugo Hasslo
Elisabeth Söderström
Sigurd Björling
Cinderella Suite No. 1 Alain Lombard
Maria Paunova
Eduard Tumagian
Vladimir de Kanel
Malcolm Smith
Lajos Miller
Nicolai Gedda
Katherine Ciesinski
Stefania Toczyska
Dimiter Petkov
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Anton Diakov
Wieslaw Ochman
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Misha Raitzin
Nikola Ghiuselev
Galina Vichnievskaya
(3) Pieces Oliver Kuusik
Oliver Kuusik
René Soom
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mart Sander
Mart Sander
Juan Pons
Mart Sander
José Carreras
Oliver Kuusik
Oliver Kuusik
Jeanne Sevchenco
Jeanne Sevchenco
Jeanne Sevchenco
Pirjo Levandi
René Soom
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
Jeanne Sevchenco
Julie Lill
Alexander Scriabin Composer
Oliver Kuusik
Sergey Prokofiev
Ramon Contreras
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mart Sander
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
René Soom
Mart Sander
Pirjo Levandi
Pirjo Levandi
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Toccata Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
Cyprien Katsaris
Pirjo Levandi
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Oliver Kuusik
Pirjo Levandi
René Soom
Mart Sander
Pirjo Levandi
Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mart Sander
Mart Sander
Jeanne Sevchenco
René Soom
Jeanne Sevchenco
Pirjo Levandi
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Oliver Kuusik
Pirjo Levandi
René Soom
Oliver Kuusik
Oliver Kuusik
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mariliina von Uexküll
Mariliina von Uexküll
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mariliina von Uexküll
Jeanne Sevchenco
Mart Sander
Oliver Kuusik
Julie Lill
Pirjo Levandi
Jeanne Sevchenco
Sonata for Flute and Piano Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Colin Huehns
Malcolm Smith
Nikola Ghiuselev
Lajos Miller
Maria Paunova
Eduard Tumagian
Catherine Benson
Robert Tear
Vladimir de Kanel
Mary Wells
Robert Veyron-Lacroix
Misha Raitzin
Jean-Pierre Rampal
Catherine Wearing
David Glick
Heather Begg
Overture on Hebrew Themes Deborah Sasson
Theodore Kirschbichler
Hans Sotin
Peter Klein
Margit Neubauer
Waldemar Kmentt
Berlin Soloists
Hans Sotin
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Susan Roberts
Hans Sotin
Waltraud Meier
Monika Schmitt
Alison Browner
Matti Salminen
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Peter Hofmann
Hilde Leidland
Symphony No. 3 Beniamino Gigli
Tatiana Menotti
Licia Albanese
French National Orchestra
David Franklin
Koloman von Pataky
Afro Poli
Mstislav Rostropovich
Roy Henderson
Duilio Baronti
Nello Palai
Audrey Mildmay
Salvatore Baccaloni
Carlo Scattola
Mirella Freni
Carlo Scattola
Sergey Prokofiev Composer

Composer or Director: Sergey Prokofiev

Genre:

Orchestral

Label: Decca

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

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Catalogue Number: 473 443-2DX2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Dreams Sergey Prokofiev Composer
(Royal) Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Semyon Kotko Tatiana Pavlovskaya
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Valery Gergiev
Grigory Karassev
Gennadi Bezzubenkov
Ekaterina Solovieva
Olga Markova-Mikhailenko
Kirov Opera Orchestra
Yuri Laptev
Olga Savova
Scythian Suite Claudio Abbado
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Sergey Prokofiev Composer
André Previn
London Symphony Orchestra
Gil Shaham
Alexander Nevsky Claudio Abbado
London Symphony Chorus (pro)
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
London Symphony Orchestra
Sonata for Piano No. 7 Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Symphony-Concerto Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Mischa Maisky
(The) Gambler Elena Obraztsova
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Marianna Tarassova
Valery Gergiev
Sergei Alexashkin
St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra
Semyon Kotko Olga Markova-Mikhailenko
Kirov Opera Orchestra
Yuri Laptev
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Grigory Karassev
Olga Savova
Gennadi Bezzubenkov
Ekaterina Solovieva
Tatiana Pavlovskaya
Valery Gergiev
Symphony No. 1, 'Classical' London Symphony Orchestra
Walter Weller
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Lieutenant Kijé Claudio Abbado
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 London Symphony Orchestra
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Vladimir Ashkenazy
André Previn
(The) Fiery Angel Sergei Leiferkus
St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Galina Gorchakova
Valery Gergiev
Romeo and Juliet Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Seiji Ozawa
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ivan the Terrible Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Valery Gergiev
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirov Opera Chorus
Semyon Kotko Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Ekaterina Solovieva
Valery Gergiev
Gennadi Bezzubenkov
Yuri Laptev
Grigory Karassev
Kirov Opera Orchestra
Olga Savova
Tatiana Pavlovskaya
Olga Markova-Mikhailenko
War and Peace Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Valery Gergiev
St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra
Nikolai Okhotnikov
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Witold Rowicki
Sviatoslav Richter
Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
(The) Love for Three Oranges Mikhail Kit
Olga Korzhenskaya
St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra
Larissa Shevchenko
Valery Gergiev
Anna Netrebko
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Evgeny Akimov
Alexandr Morozov
Betrothal in a Monastery Valery Gergiev
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra
Sergei Alexashkin
Larissa Diadkova
Cinderella Cleveland Orchestra
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Symphony No. 7 Vladimir Ashkenazy
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Cleveland Orchestra
Sonata for Piano No. 3 Andrei Gavrilov
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Overture on Hebrew Themes Keith Puddy
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Gabrieli Quartet
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Record companies and book publishers are vying to mark the 50th anniversary of Prokofiev’s death in the appropriate style. But there is surprisingly little consensus as to what that style might be. Born and raised in the Russia of the Tsars, the composer-pianist established himself as an enfant terrible of the musical world in the years up to 1918. After the Revolution he lived abroad, only to find himself marginalised, or at least no longer fêted by the modernist critics of the West.

His subsequent rapprochement with Stalin’s Russia must remain controversial, for, while his personal life was variously shattered by the unstoppable momentum of the Terror, he recovered the creative momentum to sustain a uniquely positive response to his difficult and dangerous times. The variety of performance attitudes in these special tribute sets is at least as striking as the supposed idiomatic distance between Prokofiev’s Old Russian, émigré and Soviet era works.

Warner’s offering is voluminous without aspiring to be ‘the only Prokofiev album you’ll ever need’. Investing in all 24 CDs, which you’ll have to do if you want to acquire the bonus disc of piano rolls and archival snippets, means taking the rough with the smooth. Not that there’s anything rough about remastering or presentation standards. The involvement of the Serge Prokofiev Association has presumably helped secure the imprimatur of the composer’s eldest son, Sviatoslav, not to mention an insightful collection of photographs. The choice of a less than usually puckish image of the composer as series leitmotif is intriguing in itself. This is Prokofiev at the end of hislife, older, softer and sicker than we areused to, the man befriended by the young Mstislav Rostropovich and warmly reappraised here in the mildly ‘revisionist’ notes of David Nice and Daniel Jaffé.

Like a Russian doll, the big box contains five subsets also available separately. In Volume 1, Rostropovich’s affection for the symphonies is never in doubt, but his over-insistent nuancing and deliberate tempi mean that the music rarely flows easily enough. The French players fail to make sense of his more implausible ideas, an insanely slow Classical Symphony being one of them. For the general collector, Neeme Järvi’s symphonic intégrale is still the one to go for (he, too, includes both versions of No 4).

Volume 2 is a better bet. Vengerov andRostropovich take what I see I described as‘an unashamedly epic, wide-open-steppes view’ of the First Violin Concerto; Repin and Nagano are lither in its successor. Vladimir Krainev may be less than subtle in his barnstorming set of the piano concertos, but I had forgotten justhow well Rostropovich himself was playing in 1987; there is no Cello Concerto, only themore familiar Symphony-Concerto which receives ardent advocacy indeed. Decca’s ‘Trio’ alternative, centred on superior accountsof the piano concertos from Ashkenazy and Previn, is otherwise less impressive.

Volume 3 contains a more problematic selection of music intended for stage or screen. Two of the six discs are squandered on retreads of Peter and the Wolf in the four major European languages (Patrick Stewart does the English version) and not all the rest are generously filled or even decently played. While Lawrence Foster does what he can with his Monte Carlo orchestra, it isn’t enough to justify the resuscitation of this ill-tuned Prodigal Son suite. Klaus Tennstedt’s classy Lieutenant Kijé and Igor Markevitch’s vintage (1954!) Le pas d’acier are borrowed from EMI.

Volume 4 features chamber and instrumental works and here there is more to admire, not least Repin’s first-rate account of the violin sonatas. Even so, it seems a peculiar idea to include a couple of Prokofiev transcriptions played by the octogenarian Nathan Milstein (though he still cuts the mustard).

Rostropovich’s Erato recording of War and Peace re-emerges as Volume 5. Many have warmed to it, but I doubt that the inclusion of so much Stalinist vamp-until-ready has ever won the piece new friends. Some operas need cuts and this is one of them. Galina Vishnevskaya is, of course, a very great singer and she was the first and definitive Natasha in the 1959 première and subsequent recording under Alexander Melik-Pashayev (Melodiya, 2/97 – nla). Sadly, by the late 1980s, she was unable to pass for a 16-year-old innocent and it was probably a mistake to try. Which is not to claim that Valery Gergiev’s Kirov set is actually preferable.

The more modest Decca ‘compactotheque’ is essentially a trailer for Universal’s back catalogue. Designer-led along jaunty, constructivist lines, it is strongest in the operatic department, something unimaginable only a few years ago and for which we have Gergiev to thank. While there are neither texts nor translations, there’s a finely drawn short biography by Andrew Huth including a section on Prokofiev’s contribution to each of the genres sampled.

The extracts themselves are intelligently chosen and presented more or less chronologically. Ashkenazy as conductor bookends the collection. We begin with the juvenilia of Dreams – a highly evocative performance from the Concertgebouw – and end by sampling the blanched, world-weary ‘innocence’ of the Seventh Symphony (the Clevelanders on decent enough form). The sizeable taster from Gergiev’s Semyon Kotko is particularly useful. Whatever the horrors and compromises attending its original production, this opera deserves to be much better known. Sviatoslav Richter, for one, reckoned it a masterpiece and there’s an excerpt from his own terrific account of the Fifth Piano Concerto to affirm his credentials. On the other hand, Andrei Gavrilov’s blistering Third Sonata is one of the set’s misfires, its lyrical core squashed flat.

In the final analysis, even carefully selected oddments – bleeding chunks without the blood as it were – have their limitations. The Sixth Symphony, arguably Prokofiev’s most profound, most organically conceived instrumental score, doesn’t lend itself to this sort of treatment and hence you’ll only find it (none too well served) in the Warner edition. Eminently worthy and beautifully produced as it is, that mammoth undertaking feels strangely unsatisfying too, a memorial as much as a celebration. There’s too much food for thought, not enough joie de vivre, and the erratic programming may not suit longstanding Prokofiev fans.

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