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Prokofiev, Chopin, Liszt / Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 63532   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievFrédéric ChopinFranz Liszt
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Few things are as much fun as big orchestral favorites performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of the legendary Arthur Fiedler. This program, part of the RCA Living Stereo series, features splashy orchestral showpieces by Prokofiev, Liszt and Chopin.
Prokofiev's suite from his opera 'Love for Three Oranges' gets things off to a rousing start. Fiedler and his orchestra revel in the color and grotesque wit of Prokofiev's colorful score. Special note should be paid to the orchestra's sensitive playing in "Le prince et la princesse." Chopin's 'Les sylphides' is one of the most popular scores in the classical dance repertoire. On this recording, the delicate orchestrations of Leroy Anderson and Peter Bodge give the
Read more orchestra an opportunity to shine. Each dance is skillfully rendered and Fiedler gives the music ample room to breath. Two grand tone poems by Franz Liszt, 'Les préludes' and 'Mazeppa' round out the program. Fiedler and company are brilliant in 'Les préludes,' grasping the work's heroic soul without resorting to bombast. The RCA engineers provide startlingly vivid sound that is still of audiophile quality nearly forty years later. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/25/1961 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 15 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Les Sylphides by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/24/1961 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 26 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Leroy Anderson and Peter Bodge
'Les Sylphides' is a compilation of works by Frédéric Chopin. It was conceived as a ballet by Mikhail Fokin in 1909, and orchestrated by Roy Douglas in 1936. 
3.
Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1960 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 15 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Mazeppa, S 100 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851/1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1960 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 16 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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