Two contrasting Prokofiev works of 1947 capture our attention through the ongoing series by Marin Alsop. PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 6 in e-flat minor, Op. 111; Waltz Suite, Op. 110 – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos 8.573518, 68:21 (8/12/16) ****: Prokofiev conceived his 1947 Sixth Symphony as an elegy of the tragedy of […]
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1; MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 12 – Leon Fleisher, p./ Cologne Radio-Sym. Orch./ Andre Cluytens/ Georg Ludwig Jochum (Mozart) – ICA Classics
Two performances from Leon Fleisher’s early years attest to a natural stylist in the music of Mozart and Beethoven.