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PROKOFIEV, S.: Symphony No. 4 (revised 1947 version) / The Prodigal Son (São Paulo Symphony, Alsop)


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PROKOFIEV, S.: Symphony No. 4 (revised 1947 version) / The Prodigal Son (São Paulo Symphony, Alsop)

Prokofiev’s imposing Fourth Symphony and his final ballet for Sergey Dyagilev, The Prodigal Son, share common roots but are entirely distinctive in character. The vivid depictions in the ballet’s moral tale include sensual temptations, drunken debauchery, robbery and remorse. The 1947 revision of the Fourth Symphony, lengthened and enriched in orchestration by the addition of a piccolo clarinet, piano and harp, makes extended use of themes from The Prodigal Son as well as unused material. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony with Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (8.573029) was described as “an outstanding achievement” by BBC Music Magazine.

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Symphony No. 4, Op. 112 (revised 1947 version)
1.   I. Andante - Allegro eroico - Allegretto 00:13:13
2.   II. Andante tranquillo 00:10:05
3.   III. Moderato, quasi allegretto 00:06:41
4.   IV. Allegro risoluto 00:10:19
  L'enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son), Op. 46
5.   Scene 1: Le depart (The departure) 00:05:07
6.   Scene 1: Rencontre avec des camarades (Meeting friends) 00:04:14
7.   Scene 1: L'enjoleuse (The seductress) 00:05:01
8.   Scene 1: Les danseurs (The dancers) 00:02:48
9.   Scene 2: L'enfant prodigue et l'enjoleuse (The prodigal son and the seductress) 00:03:30
10.   Scene 2: L'ivresse (Drunkenness) 00:02:21
11.   Scene 2: Pillage (The despoiling) 00:02:36
12.   Scene 2: Reveil et remords (Awakening and remorse) 00:03:05
13.   Scene 3: Intermede: Partage du butin (Interlude: Sharing the spoils) 00:02:51
14.   Scene 3: Le retour (The return) 00:06:21

Total Playing Time: 01:18:12

Prokofiev, Sergey

Alsop, Marin

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573186

Barcode: 747313318674

Physical Release: 10/2013

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