SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Film Score Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (Complete Recording of the Reconstructed Original Score).
Catalogue Number: 03T057
Description: I wish I could tell you what is in this recording which may not be in previous ones (like the 2003 Chandos for instance) but I can’t. There is not a word in the otherwise decent notes about what makes this a “First Complete New Recording” or who edited the “Reconstructed Original Score” and the sequence of pieces in the Chandos, which appears to be chronological, bears little resemblance to the order here. If only I were a Prokofiev film-score scholar... 2 CDs. Russian (Cyrillic)-English texts. Marina Prudenskaya (alto), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Berlin Radio Choir, RSO Berlin; Frank Strobel.