Kitaenko's Prokofiev Cycle Available Again
When the recording of Prokofiev's complete symphonies with the Gürzenich Orchestra under Dimitri Kitaenko was published in 2008, many critics agreed that this cycle belongs to the best ever recorded. Kitaenko brought the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra to an outstanding playing, witha 'truly Russian' sound and fascinating dynamics. In the Pizzicato magazine one could read: "No other conductor has given such a plastic beauty to Prokofiev's music nor is there anyone who has been digging so deep into those seven works."
The much sought after set which was not available for some years, is now republished by Capriccio.
Sergei Prokofiev: The Symphonies
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln • Dmitrij Kitajenko
5 CD-Box CapriccioC7190
CD 1: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op 25 'Classical'; Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131
CD 2: Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op 40; Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op 44
CD 3: Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op 47 (Original 1930 version); Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op 112 (Revised 1947 version)
CD 4: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op 100
CD 5: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op 11