CD From Hell: Another Dismal Prokofiev 5th

The Bottom Line: Why is this symphony so hard to play successfully? Petrenko’s sluggish tempos, recessed percussion compared to how it ought to be done (sound clips) and general waywardness in the big first and third movements turn this most powerful and passionate of symphonies into a dismal slog. The dreary Myaskovsky 21st, fifteen minutes […]