Prokofiev

Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan - Prokofiev, Brahms: Concertos for Cello and Orchestra (2015)

Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan - Prokofiev, Brahms: Concertos for Cello and Orchestra (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:56 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MELCD 1002380

Firma Melodiya presents recordings of Brahms and Prokofiev concertos performed by Natalia Gutman and Oleg Kagan. One of the worlds best cellists, a Peoples Artist of the USSR, and an owner of the State Prize of Russia, Natalia Gutman received four competition prizes when she was a student.

Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 17, 2017
Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)

Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:47 | 187 MB
Label: Naxos

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Glière was employed as his live-in tutor. Glière’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31, written in New York in 1918, is suffused with nostalgia, while the Six Pieces, Op. 52 are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works.
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Recital 2000: Prokofiev, Crumb, Webern, Respighi (2000)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Recital 2000: Prokofiev, Crumb, Webern, Respighi (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:55 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 469503

This is a live recording, made at a pair of concerts in May, and ‘live’ is undoubtedly the word for it. All the performances have an improvisatory quality, interpretative decisions seemingly made before your very ears. At the beginning of the Prokofiev it is as though Mutter and Orkis, realising that the audience in the Beethovensaal are already uncommonly silent and attentive, had decided after a quick glance at each other to begin the Sonata almost confidingly, with quiet tenderness and muted colour.
David Jalbert - Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Transcriptions for Piano (2017)

David Jalbert - Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Transcriptions for Piano (2017)
Soul, Funk, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:59:14 | 138 MB
Label: ATMA Classique

This ATMA release sees Canadian pianist David Jalbert explore dynamic arrangements of works from Stravinsky and Prokofiev's extensive contributions to the ballet repertoire. The album opens with three excerpts from Stravinsky's Petrushka followed by well-known sections from one of his other Ballet Russes works, The Firebird. Jalbert presents lively yet carefully crafted interpretations of these transcriptions, finishing this well-balanced programme with Prokofiev's 10 Pieces from Romeo & Juliet.
Alexander Armstrong - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Rawsthorne: Practical Cats (2017)

Alexander Armstrong - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Rawsthorne: Practical Cats (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77 minutes | 181 MB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Alexander Armstrong returns to narration in three popular classical works for children. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (1936) is a 'symphonic fairy tale for children' by Sergei Prokofiev.
Alexei Sultanov - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin: Piano Sonatas (2001)

Alexei Sultanov - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin: Piano Sonatas (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 165 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 0927-40830-2 | Time: 00:54:23

Winning first prize at the 1989 Van Cliburn Competition, Alexei Sultanov enjoyed a meteoric rise of epic proportions, with a major recording contract, Carnegie Hall recital, American and European tours, and TV appearances with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and other notables. But Sultanov's star soon fell to Earth as critics would often characterize his bold style in unflattering terms, finding his interpretive manner feral and superficial, and his herculean fortes ostentatious: he broke a string during a performance of the Liszt First Mephisto Waltz at the Cliburn Competition. But the youthful pianist's health soon proved a more formidable opponent than any critic's pen, as a series of strokes sabotaged his career, eventually leaving him paralyzed on his left side after 2001. Though he died at 35, Sultanov left a memorable though controversial legacy. His Prokofiev, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin could rivet the listener, while his Beethoven and Mozart might have been less consistently engaging. His recordings, mostly available from Warner Classics, document the enormous talent of this imaginative performer, a pianist unafraid to take interpretive chances.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Seiji Ozawa - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2, Symphony-Concerto for Cello (2002)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Seiji Ozawa - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2, Symphony-Concerto for Cello (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 322.51 Mb | 74:46 | Scans included
Symphony, Concerto | Label: Elatus

In the course of his illustrious career, the Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote seven symphonies. The first of these, the Classical Symphony, dates from 1917, and the last from 1951. As for the Second and the Third, they were written in 1924 and 1928 respectively. Both were composed in Paris, at the time ofcultural effervescence that was 'the roaring twenties'. The musician's intention at the time was to become a French citizen.
Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:57 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this first volume of a complete cycle of the Prokofiev sonatas, his compatriot Alexander Melnikov reveals three emblematic works. The brilliant Second Sonata dates from 1912, when its composer was still a student at the St Petersburg Conservatory; with the Sixth (1939) and Eighth (1944) we meet the master in his full maturity, plunged in the darkest years of the Great Terror and the war. Echoes of his music for the theatre, lyricism and violence mingle amid ultra-virtuoso pianism.
Kanon Matsuda - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)

Kanon Matsuda - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 250.74 Mb | 01:10:44 | Cover
Classical, Piano | Label: Universal Classics & Jazz, a division of Universal Music LLC

Kanon Matsuda was born in the city of Takamatsu, Japan. She started her training at 4 years of age with Professor Yoshiko Hosoda. Beginning in 2002, Kanon was a student of the Gnessin Secondary Special Music School (college), in the class of Professor Elena Ivanova. In March of 2004, Kanon was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Piano Competition in memory of Grieg in Moscow. In November of 2006, she was the winner and recipient of the Golden Nutcracker in the 7th International Television Competition for Young Musicians The Nutcracker in Moscow. In January of 2007, she appeared before the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexey II at the children’s Christmas party which was organized in the patriarchal residence in the Danilov Monastery.
Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2017)

Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:58 | 133 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: Ondine

This is the second and final disc in a cycle of Sergei Prokofiev’s piano concertos with pianist Olli Mustonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. Of the first volume, Gramophone wrote: 'How many times have I regretted a shortage of fantasy, flair and fairy-tale imagination in recordings of the Prokofiev piano concertos? Well, here is a disc that takes all those qualities to the top'.