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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2020, 09:51:49 AM »
The Fifth & Sixth are stone-cold classics. I'm also a huge fan of the Second.
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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2020, 06:16:43 PM »
Prokofiev's Symphonies 5 and 6 (Kitayenko/Gurzenich-Orchester Koln) are so incredible I'm at a loss of words!

I also listened to Ashkenazy in these performances and they kind of do a better job! I now have the Ozawa set and can't wait to get into that. Aces!

Yes, Ashkenazy did one of the best recordings of 6 with the Cleveland Orchestra. 

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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2020, 07:34:40 AM »
I am now going through the Ozawa set - wow he is making me get a handle on the 3rd! And the 4th - wow head was blown!

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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2020, 09:34:59 AM »
Excellent!
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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2020, 05:08:54 PM »
The Fifth & Sixth are stone-cold classics. I'm also a huge fan of the Second.

They are all fantastic.  I love them all.  Even both the 4ths.  But I insist on the original 7th ending.

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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2020, 05:28:43 PM »
They are all fantastic.  I love them all.  Even both the 4ths.  But I insist on the original 7th ending.

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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2020, 04:55:49 AM »
The Fifth & Sixth are stone-cold classics. I'm also a huge fan of the Second.

You forgot nr 1.

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Re: Prokofiev Symphonies
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2020, 08:41:03 AM »
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