Made in Lithuania
2 Audio CDs
© 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 1997 BBC
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 28
November 1997 (Violin Concerto No. 1, Chout and Reves) and 30 November 1997
(Symphony No. 3).
Restoration and Mastering: Deborah Spanton, Andrew Walton K&A Productions
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Total playing time: 116:30
Released: August 2018
CD: Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 3
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D
Symphony No. 3 in C minor
Chout (The Buffoon)
Alexander Lazarev conductor
Vadim Repin violin
Simon Callow narrator
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The four works presented on these discs are united by Prokofiev’s unparallelled ability to tell a story through music, from the youthful innocence of Rêves and the First Violin Concerto’s ode to the Russian countryside to the tense and dramatic Symphony No. 3, based on themes from his then unperformed opera The Fiery Angel. At the heart is Chout, the first ballet score Prokofiev completed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes: a darkly farcical tale of a buffoon who outwits seven other buffoons. Recorded live in concert, this performance is narrated by Simon Callow, with English translation by John Drummond.