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Donald Macleod explores an unstable period in Prokofiev's life in the early 1920s, when he was based in Ettal, Germany, and then moved to Paris.

Donald Macleod looks at an unstable period in Prokofiev's life in the early 1920s. After basing himself near the monastery in Ettal, Germany, to work on his new opera, 'The Fiery Angel', he then got married and moved to Paris, where he would change address every year for the next decade. He also fell out with Stravinsky, in whose shadow he always worked in his time as an emigre in Europe.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Opening Music: Gedenke mein from Five poems by Konstantin Balmont op 36

    Performers: Claudia Barainsky (soprano)

    • Orfeo: C436 031A.
    • 4.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no 3 in C minosr Extract Mvmt 1 - Moderato

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonkiker, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • DG: 4637612.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Love For Three Oranges Op.33

    Performers: Frederic Chiu (Piano)

    • Chandos: Chan 10347.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no 5 (revised version) op 135

    Performers: Boris Berman (Piano)

    • Chandos: Chan 9637.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    2nd Piano Concerto Extract: mvt 4

    Performers: Vladimir Ashkenhazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • Decca: 425 570-2.
    • 4.

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