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Visions of Prokofiev / Batiashvili, Nezet-Seguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002786302  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following her acclaimed album with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Lisa Batiashvili releases Visions of Prokofiev, a new album with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The album features Prokofiev’s two violin concertos as well as select movements from his famous ballets (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Love for Three Oranges), newly arranged for solo violin and orchestra by Lisa’s father, Tamás Batiashvili. Following her acclaimed album with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Lisa Batiashvili releases Visions of Prokofiev, a new album with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The album features Prokofiev’s two violin concertos as well as select movements from his famous ballets (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Love for Three Oranges), newly arranged for solo violin and orchestra by Lisa’s father, Tamás Batiashvili. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1. Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935-1936 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
3.
Cinderella, Op. 87: no 30, Grand Waltz by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1923; USSR 
5.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A dazzling addition to a brilliant body of work February 18, 2018 By A. Nesbitt (Larkspur, CO) See All My Reviews "Lisa Batiashvili's latest album for Deutsche Gramophone is powerful testimony to the warm and almost infinitely deep symbiosis that unites her vision with that of Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Their collaboration in these magnificent readings of Prokofiev's violin concertos creates almost dizzying new listening delights. Seemingly endless fresh insights and inflections distinguish performances that caused me to have to remind myself that Lisa didn't write these pieces. She forces the listener to hear them as though for the first time, even though they've long been familiar to a very wide audience. She and Yannick share a sort of "driven" playful quality that I'm sure would have delighted Prokofiev. There are passages in both concertos that make me think The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the conductor and the soloist are behaving like kids in a candy store, having the time of their lives, "getting away with" almost cheeky playfulness. Yet none of the complex appeal of Prokofiev's own vision is diminished in any way. It's all there, only this time more provocatively - more insightfully - than we may be used to. "Prokofiev's Vision" is further plumbed by three interstitial short transcriptions for solo violin of well-loved themes from the composer's ballets. There is a poignancy in knowing that her father, the man who first taught a four-year-old Lisa to play the violin, is the inspired transcriber. This release is one of the all-time Greats." Report Abuse
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