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Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin / Downes, West, Sinfonia 21 - 2CD

CD1 74:00 scene 1-12
1 Lensky at Larin's grave 6:13
2 Onegin and Lensky at Lensky's country house 9:10
3 At the sister's home 3:41
4 Scene Four: Having taken a short cut, they're on their way home as fast as possible 3:50
5 Tatyana in the park 1:54
6 Tatyana and Nurse 3:35
7 Tatyans's letter 10:14
8 : Onegin receives Tatyana's letter 4:33
9 : Onegin scolds Tatyana in Larin's garden 6:05
10 Lensky and Onegin together in Lensky's house 2:41
11 Tatyana's dream 7:36
12 Larin's ball 14:28

CD 2 50:02

1 Larin's ball (continued) 3:22
2 Duel 3:22
3 Tatyana visits Onegin's house 5:19
4 They say goodbye to peaceful valleys 7:56
5 Waltz 13:24
6 Onegin's letter to Tatyana 7:50
7 'The days flew past' 8:49

Although Jarvi presided over the lion's share of the Chandos Prokofiev, Edward Downes entered the lists for the complete Onegin music. When the BBC were celebrating Prokofiev and Pushkin in 1980 they broadcast an Onegin dramatisation with Prokofiev's music. The conductor, with one of the BBC regional studio orchestras, was Downes who also gave a broadcast talk on the music. He has known the score for many years. It's a neglected lyric gem and as is this recording which runs five or so minutes over two hours. The score was published in Russia in 1973 some 37 years after Prokofiev had finished work.
Sir Charles Johnston's translation of the Pushkin original is in rhymed verses. For the most part the words are neatly and sometime superbly turned. Occasionally the rhyming scheme is too obviously laboured or one winces with a contrived consonance but overall this is beautiful and poignant. The music has the breath and pulse of romance indeed it races and strolls with delight, musing in ecstasy or threaded with bitterness for tragedy. Echoes of other scores including Romeo and Juliet are interleaved with other inspirations. It is wonderful to have this now

Brand New/sealed 2CD
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