About the album
Following an acclaimed debut recording of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with the Philharmonia in 2020, Santtu-Matias Rouvali returns with a recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic Symphony No. 5.
Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was first performed in 1944, 14 years after his previous symphony. Prokofiev described his Fifth Symphony as a “hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit,” explaining that, “I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul.”
11Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100 I. Andante
12Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100 II. Scherzo: Allegro marcato
13Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100 III. Adagio
14Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100 IV. Allegro giocoso