Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitri Kitayenko – Prokofiev & Khachaturian: Orchestral Works (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitri Kitayenko – Prokofiev & Khachaturian: Orchestral Works (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:24:23 minutes | 810 MB | Genre: Classical
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This recording brings together unique orchestral suites by the Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. Summer Night Suite is based on the music from Prokofievs opera Betrothal in a Monastery and Scythian Suite was derived from his ballet Ala and Lolly. Aram Khachaturian wrote his Masquerade Suite in 1941 to accompany Mikhail Lermontovs play of the same name. His ballet Spartacus (1954) portrays the defeat the Romans by the hero Spartacus who leads an uprising of slaves. The suites present a range of moods and variety of melodic invention that are completely engaging. This is the Zagreb Philharmonics third recording for the OehmsClassics label. Their recording of Glazunovs The Seasons, also under the direction of Dmitrij Kitajenko, received an ICMA nomination.


01. Summer Night, Op. 123 I. Introduction
02. Summer Night, Op. 123 II. Serenade
03. Summer Night, Op. 123 III. Minuet
04. Summer Night, Op. 123 IV. Dreams
05. Summer Night, Op. 123 V. Dance
06. Scythian Suite, Op. 20 I. Adoration of Veless and Ala
07. Scythian Suite, Op. 20 II. The Enemy of God and the Dance of the Spirits
08. Scythian Suite, Op. 20 III. Night
09. Scythian Suite, Op. 20 IV. Lolly’s Departure and the Sun’s Procession
10. Masquerade Suite I. Waltz
11. Masquerade Suite II. Nocturne
12. Masquerade Suite III. Mazurka
13. Masquerade Suite IV. Romance
14. Masquerade Suite V. Galop
15. Spartacus Suite No. 1 (Excerpts) III. Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia
16. Spartacus Suite No. 2 I. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
17. Spartacus Suite No. 1 (Excerpts) V. Dance of the Gaditanae – Victory of Spartacus