Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D (Classical)
Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63
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Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra's Yuri Temirkanov conducts an all-Russian programme.

Prokofiev and Rachmaninov were like chalk and cheese. Both were brilliant composer-pianists, but whereas Prokofiev was an iconoclast who delighted in railing at tradition, Rachmaninov inherited Tchaikovsky's mantle without demur.

They shared a genius for indelible melody, however, Prokofiev's being typically cool and sleek while Rachmaninov preferred super-heated luxuriance.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Vilde Frang violin