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Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel


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Audio CD, November 8, 1991
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  • Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
  • Audio CD (November 8, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B00000E4RH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jt52 on December 17, 2014
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This set is an example of outstanding execution -- singing, orchestral accompaniment and sound engineering -- applied to a stage work of mixed quality. “The Fiery Angel” took up years of Sergei Prokofiev’s life, from initial sketches to adapting the original novel into a libretto, which he did himself, to writing the piano score and then orchestrating it. 8 years of effort. And then the opera, finished once and for all in 1927, wasn’t performed in Prokofiev’s lifetime. This fiasco was one of the contributing factors to the crisis of confidence Prokofiev suffered in the early 1930s, one that led to his seemingly-demented and ultimately catastrophic (especially for his wife) return to the Soviet Union in 1936.

I saw the opera live in the 1990s and then have been listening to it in this Neeme Jaarvi performance. My bottom-line assessment is that it has its moments, but there are also long stretches of music that simply aren’t interesting. Written in a brash, sometimes barbaric idiom, the best part of the opera occurs in Act 2, especially the witchcraft scenes and the theme with tremolo strings above a frightening ostinato. Parts of this Act 2 writing were used as a basis by Prokofiev for the 3rd symphony, a 30-minute-long work that one could use as a sort of Cliff’s Notes for “Fiery Angel.” I found Acts 1 and 3 to have generally low levels of interest. The concluding acts, which take place in a convent with demonic possessions and an orgy, are more interesting musically.

“The Fiery Angel” can’t survive without excellent vocal leads. Fortunately, we are blessed with two outstanding ones in this 1991 release. The US soprano Nadine Secunde does the main role of Renata with technical aplomb and musicality.
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