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Parisian Life

Donald Macleod looks at the response of the artistic community in Paris to performances of Prokofiev's works and his search, with the conductor Koussevitsky's help, for a 'hit'.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto no 1: 3rd Movement

    Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (Conductor)

    • Teldec: 4509-92256-2.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Seven They are Seven

    Performers: Yuri Elnikov (tenor), Choirs and Symphony Orchestra of USSR Radio, Rojdestvenski (conductor)

    • Chant de Monde.
    • 9.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no 2

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • Philips 4757655.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    La pas d'acoer

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (Conductor)

    • EMI: 569742.
    • 22.

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