Prokofiev - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)

Prokofiev

State Academic Symphony/GASO

Vladimir Jurowski

As Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” since 2011, I have the honour of leading one of Russia’s oldest and most traditional ensembles. When we discussed the first recordings with Pentatone, it was immediately clear to one and all that we wanted to record works by Russian composers. I quickly came up with the idea of a complete recording of symphonies by Sergei Prokofiev – of which this recording is the first release. It was very important to me to begin the cycle not with works that are popular in the West, such as the Symphonies No. 1 or No. 5, but rather to deliberately first tackle the obscure and, one might even say, impenetrable works.

For me personally, Prokofiev’s second and third symphonies rank among the most interesting and significant symphonic works in general – not just in Prokofiev’s oeuvre – dating from the period before World War II. Both works are still unfairly neglected, appearing only rarely on the concert programmes of the great orchestras. Of course, there is a reason for this: these pieces are enormously difficult to interpret. This is especially true for the second symphony. It is incredibly challenging, requiring extreme physical effort from the musicians.

 

 

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Vladimir Jurowski

Born in Moscow as a son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski completed the first part of his musical studies in his native town at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he moved with his family to Germany where he continued his studies at High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco.

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Prokofiev - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)

Prokofiev

State Academic Symphony/GASO

Editing Software: Pyramix
Producer: Producer
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen
Recording location: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
Recording Software: Merging Technologies
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 64fs

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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Allegro ben articolato
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Theme
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 1
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 2
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 3
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 4
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 5
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Symphony No. 2 Op. 40 - Variation 6 and Theme
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Symphony No. 3 Op. 44 - Moderato
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Symphony No. 3 Op. 44 - Andante
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Symphony No. 3 Op. 44 - Allegro agitato u Allegretto
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Symphony No. 3 Op. 44 - Andante mosso u Allegro moderato
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