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Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

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Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100  
I. Andante
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
II. Allegro marcato
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
III. Adagio
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
IV. Allegro giocoso
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 111  
I. Allegro moderato
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
II. Largo
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
III. Vivace
Sergei Prokofiev; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:47
"A very full disc ... when it comes to Prokofiev’s Sixth, Oramo’s version should be a top contender ... excellent recorded sound contribute to making this an attractive and recommended addition to the Prokofiev discography."
- Fanfare

"... couples Prokofiev’s two greatest symphonies ... bound to assume a strong position in the catalogue. With good sound and excellent orchestral playing this recording ticks all the right boxes ... powerful feelings are conveyed in this excellent recording."
- MusicWeb International

"Five Stars ... (the Sixth Symphony is) given one of the most effective and powerful interpretations since that of its original performers ... aided by a clean and unfussy recorded acoustic, Oramo and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra bring out the work’s remarkable colours and character."
- BBC Music Magazine

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra presents these two contrasting Prokofiev symphonies under the baton of Sakari Oramo. The Fifth was written amidst the chaos of the Second World War and seeks to find positive solution to that chaos; but in the Sixth, completed soon after the war, the mood is darker. Both symphones feature Prokofiev's melodic writing at its best.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

Recording: Helsinki Music Centre, 15–17.8.2011 (Symphony No. 5); Finlandia Hall, 9–11.9.2010 (Symphony No. 6)
Executive Producer: Reijo Kiilunen
Recording Producer: Laura Heikinheimo
Recording and editing: Jari Rantakaulio/YLE
Mixing: Enno Mäemets
Booklet Editor: Elke Albrecht
Cover painting: HNH International Ltd.
Design: Armand Alcazar

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