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Perfectly Played Classical Symphony
on December 27, 2012
When I first heard this recording on the car radio I had to pull over. I have been familiar with the Prokofiev First for more than sixty [sic.] years and during those years it has enjoyed several outstanding performances. Now you can add this one to the list.
It is taken at an astonishing slow tempo, but the impression it makes is a revelation of great beauty! The playing, as always with this ensemble, is as near to perfect as you will find anywhere and the sound, marked by an uncanny clarity, is extremely fine. I bought my copy from a company that specializes in pressing discs that have gone off the market.
The Bizet and Britten on the disc are also very well done.
If you love the Prokofiev, or know someone just starting to listen to music, it is in my opinion a 'must have.'