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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 [Digital Download] – LSO Live

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0363-D
    UPC 0822231136354

    Released 3 March 2023

    Producer Nicholas Parker
    Engineers Classic Sound Ltd

    Recorded live January & February 2020, Barbican Hall, London


    Stereo FLAC 24 bit 96 kHz
    Stereo MP3 320 kbps

  • 'Noseda and the LSO achieved a good balance here between accentuating the wit and edge, whilst maintaining ‘classical’ precision and simplicity, avoiding simplistic pastiche.
    – Bachtrack

    ‘The sureness of musical characterisation really does give a feeling of discovering the work for the first time, with the finale’s busy inventiveness sparklingly captured.’
    Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★
    – BBC Music Magazine

    ‘The firmly grounded, weighted sonority makes this sound like a real symphony, not a flashy throwaway.’
    – Positive Feedback

    ‘To judge from this new recording of Symphony No.1 (“Classical”), [Gianandrea Noseda]’s got a strong feeling for the music’s play of impish character and unpretentious lyricism.’
    – Arts Fuse


Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra

The past and the contemporary meet on this album, as Gianandrea Noseda conducts Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1—at once something entirely new, yet reaching back to a time gone by.

For his first symphony, Prokofiev, in characteristic style, decided to do the opposite of what was expected of him. The work was composed in 1917, but instead of capturing the turbulence of Revolutionary Russia, Prokofiev kept the work at a distance from political upheaval, making Haydn and Mozart his muses, and writing a work that sparkles with wit, buoyancy and playfulness.

Composer   Prokofiev
Conductor   Gianandrea Noseda
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 “Classical”

1. I. Allegro
2. II. Larghetto
3. III. Gavotta. Non troppo allegro
4. IV. Finale. Molto vivace

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