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Cat. No. CHAN 10485 X Price: £7 No. of discs: 1
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CHAN 10485 - Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko/ The Gambler
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Available From: 01 August 2008
The Gambler represents the musical character of Prokofiev the iconoclastic young revolutionary at his most unbridled. The work was revised in 1927-28 for its first production in Brussels on 29 April 1929, as Le Joueur. It was not heard in the UK until the 1962 Edinburgh festival, nor in Russia until a broadcast in 1963. The symphonic Four Portraits dates from 1931, and was written in response to the interest created by the first performance of The Gambler.
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Highly recommended for anyone for whom the operas remain enigmas
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