PROKOFIEV Piano Concertos

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Piano Concertos
Toradze
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Gergiev
Int. Release 07 May. 2012
2 CDs / Download
0289 478 3952 1


Track List

CD 1: Prokofiev: Piano Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.1 in D Flat Major, Op.10

Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

Piano Concerto No.4 in B Flat Major, Op.53

7.
3:59

8.
11:35

9.
8:57

10.
1:23

Alexander Toradze, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Total Playing Time: 1:12:15

CD 2: Prokofiev: Piano Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor, Op.16

1.
13:23

Piano Concerto No.5 in G Major, Op.55

7.
1:39

8.
7:49

9.
5:34

Alexander Toradze, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Total Playing Time: 1:00:35

First the caveat-- Alexander Toradze and Valery Gergiev take perverse liberties with Prokofiev's scores here . . . But it's worth bearing with these "sins" for the character of much of these performances. Most successful of all is the Fifth, which sounds not merely pugnacious, but fun and even playful; trust Gergiev to whip up its "con fuoco" into a rapid tempo, creating a helter skelter riot of sound! And listen to how Gergiev and Toradze relish the cock-a-snook build-up of the First's finale.