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The wayward Prokofiev

wed 9 nov 2022 12:00 

Sergei Prokofiev. A longer-running docudrama about one of the most prominent and independent composers of the 20th century.

In ‘the Wayward Prokofiev’, every fortnight, an hour-long focus on the life and work of Russian 20th-century composer Sergei Prokofiev, undoubtedly one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.

Today, wind music by Prokofiev and songs based on themes by Pushkin and an adaptation of Stravinsky’s opera buffa, Mavra. Another work based on pieces created by Pushkin.

 

Playlist:

 

  1. Sergei Prokofiev. Three songs on a theme by Pushkin Op. 73 (1936).
    Soprano Claudia Barainsky and Axel Bauni at the piano
  2. Sergei Prokofiev. Four marches for wind orchestra Op. 69 no. 1-4 (1937).
    Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra conducted by Clark Rundell
  3. Igor Stravinsky (arr. Samuel Dushkin). Mavra- Chanson russe (1922).
    Vera Beths (violin) and Reinbert de Leeuw (piano)
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