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Prokofiev Concerto

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Koussevitzky - Prokofiev: Concerto No.3, Symphony No.5 (2000)

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Koussevitzky - Prokofiev: Concerto No.3, Symphony No.5 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:55 | 283 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dutton | Catalog: CDBP 9706

Another memorable pair of transfers from Michael Dutton–and in the first, a fine memorial to the pianism of Prokofiev himself. The concerto was recorded at Abbey Road in London in 1932, the year before Prokofiev returned to live in the Soviet Union after nearly two decades away. His playing in this famous performance crackles and bubbles along, while the LSO is on great form under Piero Coppola, who apparently brought Prokofiev to London for the occasion.
Sarah Chang, Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2006)

Sarah Chang, Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:34 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: EKCD-0823

Sarah Chang's new CD of two of the most flavorful Violin Concerti to come out of 20th-century Russia is a winner. The first movement of the Shostakovich finds Chang playing, at first, with no vibrato, and the effect is haunting and as properly spooky as the composer wanted. Her many levels of both dynamics and vibrato are very much on display throughout, and in the Scherzo, she builds to a wonderfully maniacal climax.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philarmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Concertos (2013) [24/96]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philarmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:04 minutes | 962 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Gramophone and BBC Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja records exclusively for Naïve. Releases to date have included Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Philippe Herreweghe, a CD entitled „Rapsodia“ which explores the roots of George Enescu’s music with examples of Moldovan and Romanian folk music. Her most recent release was an all-Hungarian disc featuring concertos by Bartók, Ligeti and Eötvös which has won the concerto category in the Gramophone Awards 2013.
Lise de la Salle, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster - Shostakovich, Liszt, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2006) (Repost)

Lise de la Salle, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster - Shostakovich, Liszt, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:28 | 277 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog: V 5053

Pianist Lise de la Salle has a big tone and a strong technique, but while she is surely up to the technical requirements of Prokofiev's and Shostakovich's first piano concertos, she seems out of her depth in their interpretive demands. She can pound her way through the muscular rhythms and massive sonorities in the outer movements of Prokofiev's concerto but appears immune to the lyrical poetry in the legato lines of the work's central Andante assai.
Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives] Re-Up

Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 662 Mb | Scans ~ 11 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8528 | Time: 04:47:31

This is the second of Brilliant's box sets devoted to Russian recordings from Evgeny Kissin. Labeled as early, these live concert performances from 1984 to 1990 carry us from the day after Kissin turned 13 (Mozart Cto. #12 K. 414) to age 18 (Mozart Cto. #20, K. 466), with most readings clustering in the range of 1985-89. Russians were well aware of the marvel in their midst; the pianist's American breakthrough occurred in 1990 when he debuted at Carnegie Hall's centennial season.
Haochen Zhang - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Haochen Zhang - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:26 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed by Prokofievs concerto are famous, starting with a huge cadenza already in the first movement. This may explain why the concerto was for a long time relatively unknown and, unlike the First and Third Piano Concertos, has only recently taken its rightful place in the repertory.
Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Sonata for Solo Violin (2016)

Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Sonata for Solo Violin (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 304 MB | 01:00:21
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Nathan Milstein once described Sergei Prokofievs first violin concerto as: indeed one of the best modern violin concertos a brilliant piece, perhaps the finest of all Prokofievs works, while the second concerto was taken up by violinists such as David Oistrakh and Jascha Heifetz. Here the two works are interpreted by the Ukrainian-born Vadim Gluzman, who as many critics have remarked is firmly based in the glorious tradition of these and other virtuosos of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Haochen Zhang - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2019)

Haochen Zhang - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 66:26 | 233 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed by Prokofievs concerto are famous, starting with a huge cadenza already in the first movement.
André Previn - Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 & Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 (Remastered) (2019) [24/96]

André Previn - Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 & Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:33 minutes | 988 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

André Previn, the stunning conductor, great pianist and remarkable composer, has just passed away, on 28 February. “A Brilliant musician and gifted composer whose talents were endless” in the words of Itzhak Perlman, he left an extensive and versatile discography dominated by his evergreen interpretations of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev ballets, his recording of Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, one of the true great recordings of the last century, and his stellar collaborations with Itzhak Perlman.
Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2; Symphony-Concerto (2002)

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 Op. 40, Symphony-Concerto Op. 125 (2002)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9989 | Time: 01:19:39

Chandos’s previous Prokofiev series, recorded in the 80s with Neëme Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, is still probably the most recommendable complete cycle available. Chandos now seem to feel the need to start again, the reason possibly being that they are now using ‘authentically’ all-Russian forces. Whatever the company’s motivation (or if indeed it is to be a complete cycle), the results are impressively powerful, and the coupling stimulating and generous.