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.