Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Muti (2-CD)

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Muti (2-CD)


Discs: 2
Record Label: Warner
Release Date: July 11, 2011

“Riccardo Muti’s recording is absolutely stunning. It reaches out at you and grasps you and holds you from first to last.” — MusicWeb International

In the words of Gramophone magazine, “Muti is a formidable interpreter of Prokofiev,” and here he conducts the suites from the Russian composer’s Romeo and Juliet and his oratorio Ivan the Terrible, drawn from the score written for Sergei Eisenstein’s 1944 film of the same name. Gramophone continued: “Such is the fervor of the performance that one is simply carried along by the ‘visual’ excitement of it all.”


Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Excerpts
Philadelphia Orchestra
February 1981, Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia

Prokofiev Sinfonietta, Op. 5/48
Philharmonia Orchestra
June 1977, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Prokofiev Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116
Irina Arkhipova mezzo-soprano
Anatoly Mokrenko baritone
Boris Morgunov narrator
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
John McCarthy director

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