Prokofiev Symphonies

Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:22 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The eagerly awaited 3rd volume in the critically acclaimed Prokofiev Symphony cycle from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The original version of the 4th, probably the least performed of the seven is coupled with the 5th, arguably the most performed. The 4th is based on material from the ballet ‘The Prodigal Son’. The symphony was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky to mark the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:02 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra embark on a fascinating journey through the seven Prokofiev symphonies, and will explore some rare works from the composer's early years that help chart his symphonic development. On this first album of the cycle the rarely performed alternative ending for the Seventh Symphony can be heard.
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:19 minutes | 651 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Dutch composer, music journalist and novelist Elmer Schönberger once described the Second Symphony as a sub-genre – of a primarily psychological nature, albeit with considerable stylistic consequences: in a first symphony, a composer will more or less reflect the traditions from which he comes, and in a second he will deliberately break away from them. Prokofiev’s Second, composed eight years after the First, appears to be a defiant ode to the modern era, witnessed by the layers of mechanically persistent rhythms, expressionist harmonies, ostensibly unfathomable forms and its very expansive take on tonality. The work was premiered in Paris in 1925, conducted by Serge Koussevitsky.
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 318 MB
Label: Challenge Classics | Tracks: 13 | Time: 73:29 min

The Dutch composer, music journalist and novelist Elmer Schönberger once described the Second Symphony as a sub-genre – of a primarily psychological nature, albeit with considerable stylistic consequences: in a first symphony, a composer will more or less reflect the traditions from which he comes, and in a second he will deliberately break away from them. Prokofiev’s Second, composed eight years after the First, appears to be a defiant ode to the modern era, witnessed by the layers of mechanically persistent rhythms, expressionist harmonies, ostensibly unfathomable forms and its very expansive take on tonality. The work was premiered in Paris in 1925, conducted by Serge Koussevitsky.
Andrew Litton - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Andrew Litton - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.33 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Label: BIS / BIS-2134

While it is not at all unusual for a composer to return to a work and make revisions, Sergei Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony is a unique case. The piece was composed and then revised to the point that the composer saw them as two separate works. The first version, which was composed in 1929, was met with apathetic response by audiences. The 1947 revision completely reworked the material and created a much more ambitious score.

Vladimir Jurowski - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 7, 2017
Vladimir Jurowski - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)

Vladimir Jurowski - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:40 min | 287 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The acclaimed Russian-born maestro Vladimir Jurowski kicks off his new cycle of the complete symphonies of Prokofiev for PENTATONE with a searing account of the challenging and uncompromising second and third symphonies.Forged out of iron and steel, the rarely-performed Symphony No.2 uses strident fanfares, martial rhythms and clashing dissonances to create great walls of sound to represent the inexorable march of the machine age.
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 (2017)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:32 | 134 MB
Label: Challenge Classics | Release Year: 2017

The image Sergei Prokofiev seems to project, particularly when it comes to the music he wrote while living in the West from 1914 to 1935, is one of a joker and an agitator, yet a classical composer at the core. This double identity can be heard even in his earliest works, mostly for piano, written before 1914, and was sealed with his ‘Classical’ Symphony in 1917. The subtitle is the composer’s own. Indeed, Prokofiev stated, ‘I wanted to write a symphony that Haydn or Mozart would have written had they lived in the twentieth century.’
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gaffigan - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gaffigan - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 72:50 min | 1.15 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Challenge Classics, Northstar Recordings | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

The second volume in the ongoing series devoted to Prokofiev's symphonic output from American conductor James Gaffigan and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, pairs the final two symphonies, the Sixth and Seventh.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic - Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)

Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic - Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 399 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 209 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog Number: 350121

A logical, albeit rare combination of works, presented by the Politburo to reflect victory and an irresistible force – understandably in the case of Op.100 (1950); but unjustifiably in the case of Op.111 (1945-7), the ‘two-headed symphony’ which had the misfortune to displease Stalin, who hade xpected an ode to his glory. Mravinsky seldom performed these symphonies but has left for posterity a few ardent concert recordings.
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.