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Prokofiev & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (Mercury)

A wonderful, spellbinding disc; legendary recordings of legendary performances of the two concertos [PSe]

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Florian Noack (piano) I Wanna Be Like You – The Piano Transcriptions (La Dolce Volta)

A hugely enjoyable celebration of the piano from this supremely gifted pianist [RCh]

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Arvīds Jansons Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev (ICA)

Valuable additions to a somewhat neglected conductor’s discography [RMay]

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Essential Royal Ballet; Pas de Deux (Opus Arte)

A fine starter pack for exploring top-notch live ballet on film [RWe]

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Youri Egorov (piano) 1977 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DeHaan Records)

A welcome addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky (Vox)

Splendid performances on this Vox reissue, but the Lt. Kije Suite is the less popular vocal version [RC]

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Mischa Maisky (cello) & Martha Argerich (piano) In Concert (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A magnificent triumph for all concerned [CC]

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Zayt Gezunterheyt – The Folk Soul of the Eastern Clarinet (Antarctica Records)

A simply outstanding meeting of stunning musicians and glorious music [PJ]

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Prokofiev: Cinderella (Opus Arte)

Frederick Ashton’s pioneering ballet returns to Covent Garden in a brand new production [RMay]

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Malcolm Frager (piano) – The Young Malcolm Frager (Parnassus)

Pianism of the highest calibre [SG]

Prokofiev: Cinderella (Opus Arte)

A highly imaginative rendition of Prokofiev’s ballet in Ashton’s timeless choreography [RC]

Cordelia Williams (piano): Cascade (SOMM Recordings)

Simply wonderful piano playing [DMD]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

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Prokofiev & Khachaturian (RCA Victor)

(Déjà Review) A classic recording restored in its best sound [TD]

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Joseph Szigeti (violin) Recital at USC 1957 (Biddulph)

Late Szigeti: time to flog a dead horse [JW]

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Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin – Incidental music (Capriccio)

(Déjà Review) A superbly executed realisation of Prokofiev’s Onegin incidental music [JL]

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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky (High Definition Tape Transfer)

Kudos to these Texan forces for a first-class Alexander Nevsky reproduced in superb surround-sound [RMo]

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Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum 2002 (Danacord)

A number of works catch the ear [JW]

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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) A  disc of undoubted historic interest that contains performances of distinction in their own right [JL]

Russian Violin Concertos (Pentatone)

A worthy reissue of fine accounts in an unusual coupling [RWe]

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Cordelia Williams (piano): Cascade (SOMM Recordings)

A fine recital of miniature masterpieces [DC]

Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas 5, 6 & 9 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) I was captivated with Glemser’s playing which emphasises the lyrical and romantic side [GH]

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Impressively powerful; a coupling that is stimulating and generous [TH]

Yulianna Avdeeva (piano) Resilience (Pentatone)

A thoughtful enterprising collection brilliantly executed [DMD]