About the album
Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 was composed as an elegy to the fatalities of World War II. Musicologists frequently regard this piece as the darker twin to the triumphant Symphony No. 5. Prokofiev wrote of this piece: “Now we are rejoicing in our great victory, but each of us has wounds that cannot be healed. One has lost those dear to him, another has lost his health. These must not be forgotten.” The Seventh Symphony was Prokofiev’s last, completed in 1952, the year before his death. The tone of the symphony is nostalgic and melancholic. Four years after the composer’s death, the work was awarded the Lenin Prize. American born conductor James Gaffigan is the Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and the Principal Guest Conductor of the ensemble featured here, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. The natural ease of his conducting and his compelling insight have brought him attention internationally.
11Symphony no. 6 in E-flat minor op. 111 I. Allegro moderato
12Symphony no. 6 in E-flat minor op. 111 II. Largo
13Symphony no. 6 in E-flat minor op. 111 III. Vivace
14Symphony no. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 138 I. Moderato
15Symphony no. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 138 II. Allegretto
16Symphony no. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 138 III. Andante espressivo
17Symphony no. 7 in C-sharp minor op. 138 IV. Vivace
We are pleased to announce our winners of the 2014 Edison Awards: the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dutch National Opera, Goeyvaerts String Trio and the Dino Saluzzi Group. Read more about our stunning musicians below: Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - CLASSICAL Oeuvre-award Last Sunday 23rd of November the Edison Foundation gave the Classical 2014 Oeuvre-award to the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. This award aknowledges the extraordinary work they have contributed to the Dutch music scene. The Radio Philharmonic ...