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PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 (Koussevitzky) (1950)


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PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 (Koussevitzky) (1950)

This disc restores to the catalogue, after an absence of more than 50 years,Koussevitzky’s second recording of Peter and the Wolf, with Eleanor Roosevelt as narrator.Taped during his last recording sessions on 29th November, 1950, Koussevitzky’s performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 is given with an electricity that transcends studio conditions, yet it is not without light, shade and emotional retreat. The final such example of Koussevitzky’s art, which pertinently concludes this disc, is a rapt and expressive account of Grieg’s The Last Spring, notable for the warmth and intensity of the Boston strings.

Prokofiev, Sergey
Prokofiev, Sergey, lyricist(s)

  Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
1.   Dear children 00:04:06
2.   Soon, a duck came waddling around 00:03:49
3.   Grandpapa came out 00:04:56
4.   And now, this is how things stood 00:04:04
5.   Meanwhile, Peter made a lasso 00:04:28
6.   And there they go! 00:04:05

Sibelius, Jean

  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
7.   I. Allegretto 00:09:48
8.   II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato 00:12:22
9.   III. Vivacissimo - 00:05:49
10.   IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:13:31

Grieg, Edvard

  Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Last spring
11.   Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Last spring 00:05:44

Total Playing Time: 01:12:42

Grieg, Edvard; Prokofiev, Sergey; Sibelius, Jean

Prokofiev, Sergey

Koussevitzky, Sergey

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111290

Barcode: 0747313329021

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Physical Release: 07/2008

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