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Prokofiev's
The Fiery Angel -
reviewed by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... forceful and compelling ...'

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel. © 2014 Arthaus Musik GmbH

This demon-haunted work was written in the neighbourhood of the glorious Bavarian monastery at Ettal, in the grounds of which I have wandered many a contemplative hour. Prokofiev was also within easy reach of Oberammergau, where he saw the Passion Play. Some of the music was ready to hand in a 'white quartet' he had started but abandoned, suitable for what remained of Renata's sanity and for the nuns assembling in all innocence within the convent.

In a Cologne not yet adorned with its magnificent cathedral and all too neighbourly railway, the commanding Ruprecht of Sergei Leiferkus has heard the demented ravings of Galina Gorchakova as Renata...

Copyright © 13 May 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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PROKOFIEV: THE FIERY ANGEL

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

SAINT PETERSBURG

RUSSIA

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