The wayward Prokofiev
A docudrama about one of the most prominent and independent composers of the 20th century.
Episode #36. Every fortnight, ‘The Wayward Prokofiev’ devotes one hour to the life and work of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, unquestionably one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. On today’s programme you will hear a few residual works from 1934, before we switch to what is probably one of his most impressive compositions: his second violin concerto.
- Sergei Prokofiev. Pieces for piano op. 62 no. 1-3 ‘Thoughts’ (1934), Yury Martynov (piano)
- Sergei Prokofiev. Overture for piano and (limited) orchestra op. 34b (on Jewish themes) (1934). Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra led by Visaly Petrenko and Simon Trpceski, piano.
- Sergei Prokofiev. Song ‘My Grey Dove is Full of Sorrow’ op. 60b no. 1 (1934). Margarita Gritskova (mezzo-soprano) en Maria Prinz (piano)
- Sergei Prokofiev. Second violin concerto op. 63 in G minor (1935). London Philharmonic Orchestra led by Vladimir Yurovsky with Janine Jansen (violin).
- Sergei Prokofiev. Song ‘The Field of the Dead’ (1939). Margarita Gritskova (mezzo-soprano) and Maria Prinz (piano)