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Ken Smith
Gramophone, September 2013

SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2012 OPENING CONCERT - STRAVINSKY, I. / MUSSORGSKY, M. / PROKOFIEV, S. (Semishkur, Gergiev) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 2072614

…the Philharmonic—and particularly the Vienna State Opera Chorus—render Stravinsky’s Psalms with biting urgency, with rhythm and transparency of sound effectively replacing their usual lushness.

Prokoviev’s Fifth Symphony…becomes a veritable toe-tapper… © Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Robert Benson, July 2013

Here is the opening concert from the 2012 Salzburg Festival…After the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms we hear Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death sung…by a tenor, and a very fine one, Sergei Semishkur, a star of the Mariinsky Opera. But the powerful song cycle is presented in an arrangement by contemporary Russian composer Alexander Raskatov, highly regarded on the contemporary Russian musical scene. The concert ends with a fiery account of Prokofiev’s Symphony No 5, with the Vienna Philharmonic in top form. Excellent video and sound. © 2013 Read complete review

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