Prokofiev: Cantata For the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution


Prokofiev: Cantata For the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution by Chandos at Your Free Album. MPN: CHAN 9095. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Used CD Prokofiev's cantata is a scream, literally. Obviously no one cares about the occasion for which it was written--and, in fact, the music proved so complicated that it wasn't performed until 1966, 13 years after the composer's death. Scored for huge orchestra, choruses, a folk band of manic accordion players, extra brass, and the shouting-amplified ''voice of Lenin'' (here intoned with impressive volume by conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky), the piece makes the most ear-splitting din imagin


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Used CD Prokofiev's cantata is a scream, literally. Obviously no one cares about the occasion for which it was written--and, in fact, the music proved so complicated that it wasn't performed until 1966, 13 years after the composer's death. Scored for huge orchestra, choruses, a folk band of manic accordion players, extra brass, and the shouting-amplified "voice of Lenin" (here intoned with impressive volume by conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky), the piece makes the most ear-splitting din imaginable. It's very hard to tell whether Prokofiev was serious or not, but the fact remains that it's a riot to listen to now--a period piece in the best sense. This performance wrings every last decibel out of the composition, and you'd be crazy to ask for more! --David Hurwitz

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Brand:
Chandos
Manufacturer:
Alliance
Category:
Ballets
MPN:
CHAN 9095
Release Date:
1994-02-10
UPC:
095115909522
Part Number:
CHAN 9095
Artist:
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Publisher:
Alliance
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
1992-01-01
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.24 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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