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Work: Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.16

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ComposerProkofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)
Period20th century
Year1912
Work typeOrchestral
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MadridCiclo Descubre: Conozcamos los nombres 02

Prokofiev, Gershwin
Orquesta Nacional de España; Isabel Rubio; Josu De Solaun

TokyoNoseda conducts Prokofiev and Casella

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Prokofiev, Casella
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Gianandrea Noseda

Los AngelesProkofiev and Smetana

Chen, Prokofiev, Smetana
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Xian Zhang; Behzod Abduraimov
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Killer concerto, life-affirming symphony at the Barbican

Two powerful, virtually contemporaneous statements from Prokofiev and Nielsen: Denis Kozhukhin is a commanding soloist in the concerto and Jukka-Pekka Saraste with the BBC SO convincingly ride the waves of the symphony.
****1
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Suntory Hall hosts the Vienna Philharmonic in exceptional times

"Is the Vienna Philharmonic coming or not?" This had been the talk of town amongst classical music fans in Japan since September, when its concert scene regained some semblance of normality.
*****
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Cosmic coolness: Hannu Lintu and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Pastoral repose and granitic grandeur in an awe-inspiring performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony. 
****1
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Just like 1913: CBSO YO taps into the shock of The Rite of Spring

The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Andrew Gourlay both succumb to and transcend imperfections in their performances of Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
****1
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The LSO find their Russian Roots in Shostakovich

Technically impressive pianism from Denis Matsuev doesn't click with Noseda and the LSO, but Shostakovich 6 is delivered with verve.
***11
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