Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 (Download)

 
 

 14,95 31,95

Also available on Hybrid SACD.

Sergej Prokofiev – Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

James Gaffigan

Challenge Classics

Quality 352.8 kHz / 24 bit 192 kHz / 24 bit 96 kHz / 24 bit 44.1 kHz / 24 bit DSD256 DSD128 DSD64
Channels Combi 5.1 Surround Stereo
Clear selection
Clear selection

Description

About the Album

The harmony in this Sixth symphony is fundamentally tonal, replete with omens and dissonances that sometimes resolve but sometimes testify to his predilection for abrupt shifts of mood, derived from film music, or for unpredictable gear changes from lyrical to more restless melodies. The composer’s choice of instrumentation confirms his feeling for élan and transparency. Prokofiev said virtually nothing of the meaning behind the work. He associated the shadowy sound world with the impact of injuries caused by the War. Prokofiev’s friend, the composer Myaskovsky, confessed that he only began to understand the work properly at the third hearing. Prokofiev was a modernist and a classicist at the same time, and this dichotomy was completely personal and at the same time far from clear. Indeed, it remains a mystery to many people to this day.
The Seventh symphony is one of the last works completed by Prokofiev before his death. The composer was seriously ill in his final years and continued to compose only with the greatest difficulty. It is difficult to imagine this background when listening to the piece, which the composer himself regarded as a ‘children’s symphony’. Written for children it may have been, but it contains absolutely nothing childish or childlike. The harmony and melody appear to delight in meandering down strange pathways and a comparison with Haydn’s Toy Symphony makes it patently obvious that this music is far from innocent. One childlike aspect may be that the phrasing and form still hold on to the remnants of classicism, as testified by the clear syntax and traces of sonata form.

Listen

  1. Symphony no. 6_Allegro moderato Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  2. Symphony no. 6_Largo Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  3. Symphony no. 6_Vivace Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  4. Symphony no. 7_Moderato Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  5. Symphony no. 7_Allegretto Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  6. Symphony no. 7_Andante espressivo Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30
  7. Symphony no. 7_Vivace Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra_James Gaffigan 0:30

See

Video Unavailable

Read

Additional information

Composer(s)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s)

Gaffigan, James, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, The

Genre

Late Romantic (1860 – 1920 A.D.)

Label

Challenge Classics

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 (Download)”

SKU: CC72714D. Category: Tags: , ,