Alexander Prokofiev

Thomas Schippers, New York Philharmonic - Prokofiev / Mussorgsky (2003) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Thomas Schippers, New York Philharmonic (2003)
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Cantata (1963) / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel) (1965)

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 74:01 minutes | Full Art (PDF) | 5,14 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Art (PDF) | 1,51 GB

Thomas Schippers conducts the New York Philharmonic in two Russian showpieces. Thomas Schippers had a sadly short career, but these recordings show his art at the best. The Nevsky is from 1962, while the Pictures is from 1965. The sources are not entirely clear, but both were likely 3-track recordings, and both have been redone in surround for this release.

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 25, 2018
Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:05 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902202

The Russian-British pianist Alexander Melnikov has recorded Shostakovich and a variety of Romantic chamber music with great success. But nothing quite prepares the listener for the controlled power in these performances of three Prokofiev piano sonatas. The Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82, and Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84, are among the most modernist works Prokofiev ever wrote. They appeared during World War II and are often thought, with some justification, to reflect that environment.

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 571 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 143:43 min

A Russian composer whose modernity seems to be inherent in him rather than something artificial or over-intellectualized. His natural feeling for melody and rhythm – by turns humorous (Peter and the Wolf), lyrical (Concerto for Piano & Orchestra no. 3), elegiac (Visions fugitives), aggressive (Scythian Suite), or all of the above (Lieutenant Kije Suite) – is wedded to a desire for direct communication with the listener and a quality of continually interesting invention.
Marina Prudenskaya - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (2018)

Marina Prudenskaya - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:14 | 268 MB
Classical | Label: CapriccioNR

Ivan the Terrible - the second joint project of Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev - is, much like Alexander Newski, a historical epic, portraying the rise and fall of the autocratic ruler Ivan IV in the 16th century. Sergei Prokofiev's musical portrayal is unique in film history, for the score conceives both parts of the film on an epic scale. Prokofiev's rich melodic invention thrives on the expressive sound palette of his native Russia, mostly as they echo the spiritual works of the Russian-orthodox liturgy. These film scores were not published during Prokofiev's lifetime. They were arranged as an oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Levon Atovmyan, one of Prokofiev's assistants, in 1961.
Alexander Armstrong - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Rawsthorne: Practical Cats (2017)

Alexander Armstrong - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Rawsthorne: Practical Cats (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77 minutes | 181 MB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Alexander Armstrong returns to narration in three popular classical works for children. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (1936) is a 'symphonic fairy tale for children' by Sergei Prokofiev.
Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:57 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this first volume of a complete cycle of the Prokofiev sonatas, his compatriot Alexander Melnikov reveals three emblematic works. The brilliant Second Sonata dates from 1912, when its composer was still a student at the St Petersburg Conservatory; with the Sixth (1939) and Eighth (1944) we meet the master in his full maturity, plunged in the darkest years of the Great Terror and the war. Echoes of his music for the theatre, lyricism and violence mingle amid ultra-virtuoso pianism.
London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs

Sergey Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Tamara Sinyavskaya, Sergei Leiferkus, Dolora Zajick
New London Children’s Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 48387 | Time: 02:14:45

The famous Russian director Sergei Eisenstein held Prokofiev the film composer in the highest regard, and to couple their two celebrated collaborations, Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky, in a two-disc set is therefore entirely appropriate. Ivan the Terrible, however, is a problematic score. Assembled by Abram Stassevich after the composer’s death, the oratorio lacks the large-scale balances and tensions of Prokofiev’s own Nevsky cantata, relying on narration to hold the structure together. This substantial English version by Michael Lankester, intended to ‘compensate for the lack of visual image’, is well projected by Christopher Plummer. Rostropovich directs a vivid performance of Alexander Nevsky, and only the rich tone of Russian voices is lacking. The LSO plays brilliantly, while the recording does full justice to one of Prokofiev’s finest scores.
Sergei Prokofiev - Symphonies No.6, No.7, Symphony-Concerto (Gergiev) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Sergei Prokofiev - Symphonies No.6, No.7, Symphony-Concerto (Gergiev) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~3 mbps, 25 fps | AAC 128 kbps, 2 ch | 01:58:33 | 2.6 GB
Classical, Orchestral | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->MKV

Mariinsky Orchestra, directed by Valeriy Gergie, celebrates 125 years since the birth of Sergei Prokofiev, on April 24, 2016. Soloist Alexander Ramm.
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015

Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7190 | Time: 04:43:11

Following the successful publication on Cappriccio of all Shostakovich’s symphonies on CD, Dmitrij Kitajenko once again collaborates with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln to perform the complete recording of all of Sergey Prokofiev’s seven symphonies. Together they embark on a very challenging project, both in terms of time and level of technical difficulty, a project that demanded huge efforts and potential from the orchestra conductor alike. Prokofiev’s symphonies could not be more varied. They were written at different times throughout the composer’s life and each one individually reflects the pressure of political dictatorship and forced submission to merciless censorship that was prevalent throughout the Soviet-era. On the other hand, the huge energy, the hopes and desires, emotional and social messages conveyed between the lines could not be vanquished even by dictators and censors.
Han-Na Chang, Antonio Pappano, LSO - Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, Sonata for Cello and Piano (2003) Reissue 2008

Sergey Prokofiev - Sinfonia Concertante, Sonata for Cello and Piano (2003) Reissue 2008
Han-Na Chang, cello; London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 5 18189 2 0 | Time: 01:01:41

This is a fine recording of two vastly under-appreciated works by young cello virtuoso Han-Na Chang. She has the extraordinary technique to play the excruciatingly difficult cadenza in the central movement of the Sinfonia Concertante and the sustained tone to play the long, lyrical melodies in the opening movement of the cello sonata. Antonio Pappano is a faithful accompanist whether he's directing the London Symphony Orchestra in the Sinfonia Concertante or playing the piano in the cello sonata.