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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Attention Prokofiev fans! A new 2-disc recording of his IVAN THE TERRIBLE score, conducted by Frank Strobel, will be released in early 2018 by Capriccio, according to what I've heard. Although not referenced in this link, it must have derived from this project with the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute:

Strobel's NEVSKY, METROPOLIS, and Schnittke film music recordings are all essential, in my opinion.

 Posted:   Dec 13, 2017 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Fantastic news! I can't wait to hear it!

 Posted:   Dec 13, 2017 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Very intriguing

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   alton_333   (Member)


 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

wow! fantastic!

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I'm assuming given the 2CDs it'll also have the traditional choral music like the Nimbus does....

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Hot damn, thats good news

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Very exciting news. I've been on the fence about buying the Fedoseyev recording for some time, but now I think I'll wait for this new recording. In the meantime, I've have the Gergiev recording of the oratorio to tide me over.

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2018 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Now available for pre-order at SAE:

Also at Amazon. Release is slated for early February.

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2018 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Christian K   (Member)

Now available for pre-order at SAE:

Also at Amazon. Release is slated for early February.

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Looking at that tracklist, it looks as though it's arranging the music as it appears in the films, with the music depicting Ivan's childhood appearing midway through Part 2 as it did in the films rather than near the beginning of Part 1 as Eisenstein originally intended (on that note, the March of the Young Ivan and The Sea cues seem to be conspicuously absent from this recording).

Edit: Upon sampling some of the clips on ITunes, it turns out that the piece that on previous recordings was labeled “The Sea” is on this album as the Disc I “Prologue.”

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Just a heads-up that this is currently on sale via Presto Classical -- part of a wider sale on Capriccio titles that runs through late March. Even after shipping to the US, it comes in at under $20.

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Any chance retail outlets like Amoeba will carry this?

 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

Can't say I enjoyed Strobel's admittedly technically fine Alexander Nevsky so I'll probably pass here even though it won't be trying to recreate what amounted to be a glorified scratch track like that other venture.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2018 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

I hate to say it but the clips for this recording are not impressing me. The sound seems sort of muddy. Granted, they're only clips, but I'm not inclined to buy if I suspect I may be disappointed and the Fedoseyev version is very satisfying.

Odd, because all the other Strobel recordings I have sound great.

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