Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#68 The Smell of Fun

This symphony is the standard of fun, the gem of pure laugh. It's a clown, pretending to be serious, falling to his own traps, it's Charlie Chaplin of symphonies.

Philharmonia is in full bloom, and Malko drives us unfailingly. Great attention to detail, stratified layout, perfect dynamics, superb playing, clean and wonderful stereo. Maybe it's only because I've found this recording recently but I'm amazed.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Work: Symphony No 1
Recording: Philharmonia Orchestra, Nikolai Malko

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