Senhores, fiz uma pequena confusão na postagem anterior, e acabei liberando aquele que seria o terceiro cd da série. Agora, então, estou postando o segundo CD, que tem as sinfonias n° 3 e 4.
Vamos então à terceira sinfonia. Por pura falta de tempo, peguei estas informações na wikipedia:
The music derives from Prokofiev’s opera The Fiery Angel. This opera had been accepted for performance in the 1927-28 season at the Berlin State Opera by Bruno Walter, but this production never materialised; in fact, the opera was never staged in Prokofiev’s lifetime. Prokofiev, who had been working on the opera for years, was reluctant to let the music languish unperformed, and after hearing a concert performance of its second act given by Serge Koussevitzky in June 1928, he adapted parts of the opera to make his third symphony (shortly afterwards, he drew on his ballet The Prodigal Son for his Symphony No. 4 in similar fashion).
Neste mesmo CD também temos a Sinfonia n°4, mas primeira versão, de op. 47. composta em 1930. Tirei as informações abaixo da mesma wikipedia:
As a concert pianist, Prokofiev travelled worldwide, and toured the United States during the 1925-26 season. In early 1927, he went on a two-month concert tour of the Soviet Union. He planned to return in 1928, but those plans fell through. In 1929, another planned Soviet tour was cancelled, this time because of a hand injury Prokofiev suffered in a car accident.
Throughout this time as a touring virtuoso, Prokofiev also continued to compose. (…) At the same time, Sergei Diaghilev, the ballet impresario, suggested that Prokofiev write a ballet on a Soviet subject. The resulting piece was Le pas d’acier (‘The Steel Steps’), Prokofiev’s third ballet for Diaghilev, which premiered in Paris in the summer of 1927. He had also been working on an opera entitled The Fiery Angel, of which several premieres had been cancelled. He decided to salvage some of the material from the opera, and turned it into his Symphony No. 3 in C minor. In late 1928, with the aforementioned Soviet tour cancelled, Prokofiev decided to accept another ballet commission from Diaghilev. This piece, rather than being on futurist themes like Le pas d’acier, was based on a Biblical story: L’enfant Prodigue (Parable of the Prodigal Son from the Bible).The moralistic, Biblical subject matter was not an anomaly; such subjects were popular in the Parisian ballet scene in the late 1920s.
As Prokofiev was composing The Prodigal Son in early 1929, he found that many of the themes he was creating would work better in a more developmental symphonic context, rather than the more episodic layout of a ballet. So, he began composing a new symphony, alongside the ballet. The two works share much of the same material, although one does not specifically borrow from the other: they were composed mostly concurrently. The ballet, The Prodigal Son, premiered in Paris in the summer of 1929, to great critical acclaim. It would be the last collaboration between Diaghilev and Prokofiev, because Diaghilev died just months later, in August.
The symphony that resulted, Symphony No. 4 Op. 47, began from material originally written for the ballet’s fourth number. Prokofiev expanded the material into a sonata form, and the resulting music is the first movement of Symphony No. 4 Op. 47. The rest of the symphony draws on material that appears in the ballet, or that Diaghilev rejected as not fitting his vision for the ballet.
Koussevitsky had been discussing a commission for the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Prokofiev in 1929. Prokofiev’s response was Symphony No. 4 Op. 47. However, because the commission fee was lower than Prokofiev was willing to accept, Prokofiev only allowed the Boston Symphony to purchase the manuscript of the work, rather than commission it. This meant that Prokofiev received less money, and the Boston Symphony did not get the prestige of a commission. Prokofiev worked on Symphony No. 4 Op. 47 on the long train rides he had to take during a tour of the United States in early 1930. However, because of disagreements with Koussevitsky, he returned to Paris in March, before the symphony’s premiere in Boston in November.
Um pouco confusa a história desta sinfonia, não acham?
Sergei Prokofiev – Complete Symphonies – Symphony n°3 in C Minor, op. 44, Symphony n°4 in C Major (Original 1930 version)
01 Symphony No.3 in C minor -I- Moderato
02 Symphony No.3 in C minor -II- Andante
03 Symphony No.3 in C minor -III- Allegro agitato
04 Symphony No.3 in C minor -IV- Andante mosso – Allegro agitato
05 Symphony No.4 in C -I- Andante assai – Allegro eroico
06 Symphony No.4 in C -II- Andante tranquillo
07 Symphony No.4 in C -III- Moderato, quasi allegretto
08 Symphony No.4 in C -IV- Allegro risoluto
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi – Conductor
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