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Prokofiev for Two Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

by Martha Argerich and Sergei Bab

Release Date: 15 June 2018

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Deutsche Grammophon


Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan Prokofiev for Two Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan present two stunning selections from Prokofiev’s music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. The album features Babayan’s twelve-movement transcription of numbers from the ballet Romeo and Juliet and his seven-movement suite transcribed from the Russian composer’s incidental music for Hamlet and Eugene Onegin, film score for The Queen of Spades and opera War and Peace. These new Prokofiev transcriptions are both dedicated to Martha Argerich. “This project happened because of my love for Prokofiev, my love for Martha and my love for the ballet Romeo and Juliet,” reflects Babayan. The sense of mutual inspiration felt by these kindred spirits, palpable in their live performances together, is now captured for posterity in these recordings.

Featured Tracks:
12 Movements from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
1. Prologue
2. Dance Of The Knights
3. Morning Dance
4. Quarrel
5. Gavotte
6. Juliet As A Young Girl - The Nurse Delivers Juliet's Letter To Romeo
7. Folk Dance
8. Dance With Mandolines
9. Morning Serenade
10. Dance Of Five Couples
11. Romeo And Juliet Before Departure
12. Death Of Tybalt
Incidental Music to Hamlet, Op. 77
13.The Ghost Of Hamlet's Father
Incidental Music to Eugene Onegin, Op. 71
The Queen of Spades, Op. 70
Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120
17. Waltz No. 2 In C Sharp Minor
War and Peace, Op. 91
18. Natasha's And Andrei's Valse
The Queen of Spades, Op. 70
19. Idée fixe