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Symphony 1 – Bizet / Symphony 1 “Classical” – Prokofiev , tape - 40-44718

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(featuring the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein {recorded Late Sixties, tape reissued in 1988}. Extensive double-sided notes accompany the tape {photo two})

To call Georges Bizet’s (1838-75) work, featured on this cassette, his “Symphony No.1”, is perhaps a misnomer, as he in fact wrote no others, although he frequently referred to his Suite Roma as “my Symphony”, plus he tried and failed to compose two other symphonies, while a student.

Bizet came strongly under the influence of the great French composer, Charles Gounod, during his time as a student. Gounod commissioned the youngster, to make a piano reduction of his own Symphony No.1 in D, and it does seem, that Bizet’s only official Symphony, was closely modelled on Gounod’s.

By a curious quirk of fate, Bizet’s Symphony has become a regular – and indeed, deserved - piece in modern concert life, whereas Gounod’s has shrunk into obscurity !
Side One :-
Symphony No.1 in C , by Bizet :-
1) I Allegro Vivo 2) II Adagio 3) III Allegro Vivace 4) IV Allegro Vivace.

Sergei Prokofiev’s (1891-1953) Symphony No.1 “Classical” showcased the Russian composer’s ability, to combine unrestrained creative urges with more formal construction. When writing the piece, he was considering composing an entire symphonic work without the use of piano - even though he was a virtuoso on the instrument – because of his studies under Nikolai Tcherepnin, who had been instrumental in educating Prokofiev in the way Josef Haydn had composed his own 100-plus symphonic works.

To quote Prokofiev : “Haydn’s technique had become especially clear to me, after my work with Tcherepnin, and in that familiar channel it was, I felt, much easier to venture into the dangerous torrent without the piano.”
Side Two :-
Symphony No.1 “Classical” in D major Op.25, by Prokofiev :-
1) I Allegro 2) II Larghetto 3) III Gavotta non Troppo Allegro 4) IV Finale molto Vivace.

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Symphony 1 “Classical” – Prokofiev , tape
Catalogue number:
40-44718
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Sleeve condition:
Excellent

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(featuring the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein {recorded Late Sixties, tape reissued in 1988}. Extensive double-sided notes accompany the tape {photo two})

To call Georges Bizet’s (1838-75) work, featured on this cassette, his “Symphony No.1”, is perhaps a misnomer, as he in fact wrote no others, although he frequently referred to his Suite Roma as “my Symphony”, plus he tried and failed to compose two other symphonies, while a student.

Bizet came strongly under the influence of the great French composer, Charles Gounod, during his time as a student. Gounod commissioned the youngster, to make a piano reduction of his own Symphony No.1 in D, and it does seem, that Bizet’s only official Symphony, was closely modelled on Gounod’s.

By a curious quirk of fate, Bizet’s Symphony has become a regular – and indeed, deserved - piece in modern concert life, whereas Gounod’s has shrunk into obscurity !
Side One :-
Symphony No.1 in C , by Bizet :-
1) I Allegro Vivo 2) II Adagio 3) III Allegro Vivace 4) IV Allegro Vivace.

Sergei Prokofiev’s (1891-1953) Symphony No.1 “Classical” showcased the Russian composer’s ability, to combine unrestrained creative urges with more formal construction. When writing the piece, he was considering composing an entire symphonic work without the use of piano - even though he was a virtuoso on the instrument – because of his studies under Nikolai Tcherepnin, who had been instrumental in educating Prokofiev in the way Josef Haydn had composed his own 100-plus symphonic works.

To quote Prokofiev : “Haydn’s technique had become especially clear to me, after my work with Tcherepnin, and in that familiar channel it was, I felt, much easier to venture into the dangerous torrent without the piano.”
Side Two :-
Symphony No.1 “Classical” in D major Op.25, by Prokofiev :-
1) I Allegro 2) II Larghetto 3) III Gavotta non Troppo Allegro 4) IV Finale molto Vivace.

Band/artist(s):
Symphony 1 “Classical” – Prokofiev , tape
Catalogue number:
40-44718
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Sleeve condition:
Excellent

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