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Symphonies 1 & 5
Prokofiev, Slatkin, Slso
Symphonies 1 & 5
Genre: Classical
 
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Leonard Slatkin's expertise in Russian music is well known, and this Grammy Award-winning Prokofiev Fifth is one of his finest records. It's a symphony that has been surprisingly unlucky on disc, considering how many ti...  more »

      
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All Artists: Prokofiev, Slatkin, Slso
Title: Symphonies 1 & 5
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 1/12/1993
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266135028

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Leonard Slatkin's expertise in Russian music is well known, and this Grammy Award-winning Prokofiev Fifth is one of his finest records. It's a symphony that has been surprisingly unlucky on disc, considering how many times it's been recorded. There's nothing particularly tricky about it, except that your orchestra needs a great low end--tuba and bass drum--and you can't pull any punches at the climaxes, particularly at the end of the first movement. It's amazing how many conductors refuse to allow the tam-tam (gong) to crash the way Prokofiev clearly directs that it should. Well, Slatkin isn't afraid of a little noise, and for the squeamish, there's an elegant and charming Classical Symphony as well. --David Hurwitz

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