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The wayward Prokofiev

sun 24 oct 2021 15:00 

A docudrama about one of the most prominent and independent composers of the 20th century.

Prokofiev XIX.

In ‘Prokofiev: modernist on his own terms’, every fortnight an hour-long feature on the life and work of the Russian 20th century composer Sergei Prokofiev, who was undoubtedly one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Prokofiev’s first months in the US (autumn 1919) were not easy. He gave some concerts, and performed better in Chicago than in NY. In New York, he also ran into a number of former Jewish-Russian musicians who asked him to put something on paper.

In today’s episode:

S. Prokofiev. The love for three oranges op. 33 (1919). St. Petersburg Mariinski theatre a Kirov opera chior conducted by Valery Gergiev.

R. Strauss. Aus Italien op. 16 (1887). Chicago Symphony orchestra conducted by Frederick Stock

S. Prokofiev.  Overture on Hebrew themes op. 34 (1919). Amici Ensemble.

R. Strauss. Die Frau Ohne Schatten (1919). Overture. Wiener Philharmoniker, Vienna State Opera Choir. Conducted by Karl Böhm.

 

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