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London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

Few can rival Valery Gergiev's pedigree in Prokofiev's music, and he is palpably aware of how this score works in the theatre. His pacing of events is masterly, with plenty of verve and passion…... More…

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2 SACDs

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Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)

From the austere opening bars...it's clear that this violin-and-piano duo is capable of the subtlest interplay. Steven Osborne is the lion, or the demon, that needs taming by Alina Ibragimova's... More…

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Steven Isserlis (cello)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Here at last is a recording to persuade sceptics that Prokofiev's Cello Concerto is not just an interesting but rather drab failure...both Isserlis and Jarvi leave their competition standing... More…

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

Throughout, Bavouzet displays a light touch and laudable levels of physical stamina, with a firm grasp of the very different personalities of each piece. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic perform... More…

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2 CDs

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All works transcribed for two pianos by Sergei Babayan.

Martha Argerich (piano) & Sergei Babayan (piano)

Argerich and Babayan excel at the hard-hitting stuff, which also includes the opening and closing of Babayan’s idiosyncratic Romo and Juliet sequence. The percussive chords at the beginning make... More…

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Throughout this enthralling and warmly recorded performance, Osborne maximises colour and atmosphere, yet manages to achieve a freshness of approach without recourse to idiosyncratic mannerisms.... More…

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Truls Mørk (cello) & Jean-Yves Thibaud & Lars Vogt (piano)

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2 CDs

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Beatrice Rana (piano)

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

[the Prokofiev] presents formidable technical challenges, all of which are surmounted almost with nonchalance, the pianist's focus resolutely serving the score, not the mechanisms involved in... More…

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London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

Gergiev's performances here are never less than compelling and - given their live origin - are remarkable for the clarity of textures and the always purposefully shaped phrasing of even minor... More…

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4 CDs

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Although many accounts of the Prokofiev have appeared over the years, none has approached, let alone surpassed, the Hollywood version of the Second Quartet. The same would no doubt apply to the... More…

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