Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Op. 111; Waltzes, Op. 110

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Aside from having been published consecutively, there isn't much to link Prokofiev's "Waltz Suite, Op. 110," with his "Symphony No. 6, Op. 111." The waltzes are delightful, charming, elegiac, a little bit creepy, but always ingratiating. The "Symphony No. 6" is powerful, lyrical, tragic, very scary, and always monumental. The only thing they really have in common is Prokofiev's skill as an orchestrator and his powerful idenity as a composer. In this 1994 recording by Theodore Kuchar and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, both works are fully characterized and completely compelling. The waltzes are fey and affectionate with dancing rhythms and enchanting melodies....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Aside from having been published consecutively, there isn't much to link Prokofiev's "Waltz Suite, Op. 110," with his "Symphony No. 6, Op. 111." The waltzes are delightful, charming, elegiac, a little bit creepy, but always ingratiating. The "Symphony No. 6" is powerful, lyrical, tragic, very scary, and always monumental. The only thing they really have in common is Prokofiev's skill as an orchestrator and his powerful idenity as a composer. In this 1994 recording by Theodore Kuchar and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, both works are fully characterized and completely compelling. The waltzes are fey and affectionate with dancing rhythms and enchanting melodies. The symphony is massive and frightening with achingly beautiful themes and deeply tragic structures. The only thing they have in common is Kuchar's sympathetic but commanding interpretations and the Ukraine's powerful and persuasive playing. But that is more than enough to make this one of the best couplings in the Prokofiev discography. Naxos' sound is clean and vivid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/1995
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099406925
  • Catalog Number: 8553069
  • Sales rank: 220,034

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111 - Sergey Prokofiev & Theodore Kuchar (40:50)
  2. 4–9 Waltz Suite, for orchestra, Op. 110 - Sergey Prokofiev & Theodore Kuchar (29:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Theodore Kuchar Primary Artist
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