Suites Lt. Kijé / Love of the Three Oranges / The Ugly Duckling
- Type SACD
- Label Exton
- UPC 4526977050498
- Catalog number EXCL 49
- Release date 01 October 2010
About the album
This CD is part of a large "Composer Festival", featuring Prokofiev in 2009, of Sydney Symphony and Mr. Ashkenazy's. Prokofiev’s voice comes through in the Lieutenant Kije: Suite, an invented scapegoat takes on a life of his own and soprano Jacqueline Porter brings to life Prokofiev’s adaptation of the famous fairytale ‘The Ugly Duckling’.
During this Festival over three weeks and four separate programs, audiences were taken on a journey through Prokofiev’s compositional career and explore the many musical personalities of the man who wrote some of the most influential works of the 20th-century and who many called ‘the prodigal Russian’.
Mr. Ashkenazy is well-known as one of the best interpreters of Russian composers, fully involved in the project of Prokofiev as well, with huge variety of repertoire, including complete symphonies as well as orchestra works.
11Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, op. 60 The Birth of Kijé
12Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, op. 60 Romance
13Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, op. 60 The Wedding of Kijé
14Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, op. 60 Troika
15Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, op. 60 The Funeral of Kijé
16Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a Les Ridicules
17Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a Scène infernale
18Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a Marche
19Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a Scherzo
110Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a Le Prince et la Princesse
111Suite from The Love of the Three Oranges, op. 33a La Fuite
112The Ugly Duckling, op. 18