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Prokofiev: Egyptian Nights, Etc / Valeri Polyansky, Et Al


Release Date: 04/22/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10056   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Tatiana SharovaAndrei Baturkin
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony CappellaRussian State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc comprises some of Prokofiev's lesser-known orchestral works, as well as two striking choral works, some of which (Zdravitsa and Egyptian Nights) are not otherwise available. Polyansky and his Russian choir and orchestra are renowned for their interpretations of their native music and have made many outstanding recordings for Chandos. Recorded in: Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory April 2002 Producer(s) Valeri Polyansky Sound Engineer(s) Igor Veprintsev This disc comprises some of Prokofiev's lesser-known orchestral works, as well as two striking choral works, some of which (Zdravitsa and Egyptian Nights) are not otherwise available. Polyansky and his Russian choir and orchestra are renowned for their interpretations of their native music and have made many outstanding recordings for Chandos. Recorded in: Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory April 2002 Producer(s) Valeri Polyansky Sound Engineer(s) Igor Veprintsev Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hail to Stalin, Op. 85 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
2.
Hamlet, Op. 77 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Tatiana Sharova (Soprano), Andrei Baturkin (Baritone)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; USSR 
3.
Autumnal Sketch, Op. 8 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Notes: Composition written: USSR (1910).
Composition revised: USSR (1915).
Composition revised: USSR (1934). 
4.
Flourish, Mighty Homeland, Op. 114 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USSR 
5.
Egyptian Nights: Suite, Op 61 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 

Sound Samples

Zdravitsa (Hail to Stalin), Op. 85: (original version)
Autumnal Sketch, Op. 8
Hamlet, Op. 77: The Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Hamlet, Op. 77: Claudius's March
Hamlet, Op. 77: Fanfares
Hamlet, Op. 77: Pantomime
Hamlet, Op. 77: Ophelia's first song
Hamlet, Op. 77: Ophelia's second song
Hamlet, Op. 77: Ophelia's third song
Hamlet, Op. 77: Ophelia's fourth song
Hamlet, Op. 77: The Gravedigger's song
Hamlet, Op. 77: Fortinbras's Final March
Flourish, Mighty Land, Op. 114: (original version)
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): I. Night in Egypt: Adagio
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): II. Caesar, the Sphinx and Cleopatra: Andantino
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): III. The Alarm: Allegro inquieto
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): IV. Dances: Allegretto
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): V. Anthony: Andante mosso
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): VI. The Fall of Cleopatra: Lento doloroso
Yevipetskiye nochi (Egyptian Nights): VII. Roma militaris: Andante maestoso

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