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Prokofiev: Symphonies 1 & 7, Three Oranges / Malko


Release Date: 03/02/2004 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 62775   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A good record is always a good record and this one is a very good one indeed. Originally recorded in 1955, its quality is astonishing. The balance is excellent and the actual sound seems hardly dated. It is bright and vivid without being artificial and the natural resonance of the halt never clouds detail. The playing of the Philharmonia at its peak is marvellous: try the deliciously elegant string line in the Larghetto of the Classical Symphony, or the chortling humour of both strings and wind in the finale of the Seventh. What an attractive work the latter is in Malko's hands, with delicacy and a warm but not cloying romanticism and wit all part of the overall picture. The suite from The love for three oranges is no less tellingly Read more characterized, the "March" crisply buoyant, the romantic interlude touchingly lyrical. Highly recommended on all counts.

-- Gramophone [9/1987]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/11/1955 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; USSR 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (02/04/1955 - 02/07/1955) 
3.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (02/07/1955 - 02/09/1955) 

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