Prokofiev Symphonies 1 & 5 インポート
1. Sym No.1, Op.25 'Classical' in D: Allegro
2. Sym No.1, Op.25 'Classical' in D: Larghetto
3. Sym No.1, Op.25 'Classical' in D: Gavotte
4. Sym No.1, Op.25 'Classical' in D: Finale
5. Sym No.1, Op.25 'Classical' in D: Chout, Op.21 Bis: Danse Finale
6. Romeo And Juliet: Ste No.2, Op.64Ter: 1. Montagues And Capulets
7. Romeo And Juliet: Ste No.2, Op.64Ter: 2. Juliet, The Young Girl
8. Romeo And Juliet: Ste No.2, Op.64Ter: 4. Dance (Vivo)
9. Romeo And Juliet: Ste No.2, Op.64Ter: 7. Romeo At Juliet's Grave
10. Sym No.5, Op.100 in B-Flat: Andante
11. Sym No.5, Op.100 in B-Flat: Allegro Marcato
12. Sym No.5, Op.100 in B-Flat: Adagio
13. Sym No.5, Op.100 in B-Flat: Allegro Giocoso
Amazon.com: 20 件のカスタマーレビュー
Outstanding Prokofiev by Bernstein
2017年9月19日 - (Amazon.com)
I'm so glad that I was able to pick up this CD used for about $4 not including shipping and handling. I see that at this writing the prices have gone up considerably. If you like Prokofiev and you like Leonard Bernstein and can wait for the price to drop back down again (as I once did) then I highly recommend this rendition of Prokofiev's 1st and 5th symphonies. While I've previously given a very favorable review to Bernstein's later recording that he made of Prokofiev's 5th that was made with the Israel Philharmonic, I'd say that this earlier version that he made with the New York Philharmonic is even better, more dynamic, more enthusiastic and more warm and full. In my mind, Prokofiev's 5th is the flip side of Shostakovich's 5th. While Shostakovich's 5th is undoubtedly the better, more emotionally intense and penetrating symphony, Prokofiev's is also a very fine symphony and, in contrast to Shostakovich, is a more musical, up-beat and optimistic statement. Apart from this, is Prokofiev's brief but wonderful 1st "Classical Symphony". As a tribute to Haydn, who else but Bernstein (one the foremost authorities on Haydn) would be better to bring forth the "Classical Symphony" in a more fresh and robust form?
I've gone to Heaven without dying
2013年1月25日 - (Amazon.com)
I am ignoring the wonderful performance of the Classical Symphony and Romeo and Juliet excerpts which though superb, can be found in equally compelling contemporary recordings with far better sonic qualities. What is truly amazing is the re issue of the fifth symphony. It has always been my opinion that there are 3 great fifth symphonies written in the twentieth century; those of Mahler, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. (One can make an argument to add Sibelius' fifth, but not really). As a college kid, in 1955 I won a copy of the Koussivitzky Prokofiev Fifth Symphony on an RCA long play taken from the original 78 RPM 1946 recording in a poker game. Wow, what a performance, but in 1955, the era of Mercury Living Presence, RCA Red Seal since 1953, Westminster --by comparison the sound was stifling. I don't know what I did with the original LP recording, but I sure wish I had it back now. However, I have been redeemed, coming across the RCA 1994 Gold Seal recording. Although again not up to snuff sonically by 21st century standards, it is a quantum leap above the LP. My memory though at this point not as sharp as it was in 1955, is sufficiently sharp to know that a sonic miracle has happened. One can appreciate fine orchestral playing-routine these days with recordings by good orchestras, but can you ever hear Koussevitzky's sheer energy and love that produced this recording. It is as if Koussevitzky was the symphony's God Father. Perhaps he was, having allegedly sent the music paper on which to compose the symphony from the United States to Russia during the war. There are many good recordings of his symphony, virtually all sonically better, but all must be measured against this one which thankfully has been preserved. This recording is a must.
Best Prokofiev Symphony 5.
2018年11月25日 - (Amazon.com)
I've heard at least a dozen versions of Prokofiev's Symphony 5 over the last 25 years. This is the best version I've heard, both for artistic content and recording quality.
2017年6月30日 - (Amazon.com)
There are performances which strike the listener as "right" immediately upon hearing it even for the first time. The 1928 recording of Heldenleben by Mengelberg, the 1936 recording of Beethoven's 7th by Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic, the Beethoven 5th by Kleiber, the Bruckner 8th with Tennstedt in Boston in December of 1974 - all capture the essence of what great performance represents. It grips your soul and transcends the moment and instead of being ephemeral and transient, it lingers in the memory forever. Such is this performance of the Prokofiev 5th. What an instrument Koussevitzky built in Boston! This is everything a majestic reading should be. Serge Koussevitzky was one of the last podium giants of the golden age. THIS is what an orchestra can sound like when it is in total synchronicity with its conductor. Koussevitsky clearly loved this piece and the BSO plays like a gathering of angels. Richard Burgin the concertmaster, leads a flawless string section - Roger Voisin's 1st trumpet is breathtaking in its clarity of tone - Ralph Gomberg's oboe, Harold Wright's clarinet and the entire orchestra play with a fierce commitment. The ensemble playing is magnificent - the propulsive tempi set by Koussevitzky are sheer perfection. This is a 5th for the ages. I cannot find fault with anything in this performance. This is a reading where one sits back and gets overwhelmed by the whole experience. Koussevitzky could be difficult to decipher for orchestral players. His English was "original" and he was widely known to have struggled to follow orchestral scores, but having led this orchestra for 25 years exclusively, these flaws could be overlooked and even embraced as the eccentricities of genius. Given the immense challenges this piece presents, his triumph and that of his great orchestra are all the more remarkable. The shame is that the orchestra went into decline during the Leinsdorf and Ozawa years, but here, in this recording it WAS the Aristocrat of Orchestras. Ward Marston has done an absolutely splendid job in the audio restoration. THIS is the Prokofiev 5th to own and treasure. I am still stunned by the mastery displayed by the BSO. As I said earlier, you can tell immediately when a performance is "right" and from the first notes this one is. You must hear this. I'm sure the Friday afternoon concert performance which was undoubtedly programmed drove the Brahmin dowagers from Symphony Hall to their waiting limousines, but it must have been a great afternoon for Prokofiev..Recommended enthusiastically.
The "classic" Classical
2014年10月2日 - (Amazon.com)
I had the 5th symphony on 78s, then on LP, and now finally on CD in a fine sounding performance. I believe the Koussevitzsky was the first recording made of the 5th symphony and it still sounds first rate on this CD. The "Classical" is the gem of the CD and the Romeo & Juliet a wonderful plus. I am so happy to finally have these excellent and unsurpassed performances on CD at last.