Prokofiev / Symphony No. 5 / Martinon – Reviewed in 2010

More of the music of Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Reviews and Commentaries for the Music of Sergei Prokofiev

This rare Shaded Dog pressing of LSC 2272 has an absolutely AMAZING side two. It’s transparent, with sweet (yes, for the Prokofiev 5th!), smooth and rich strings. Listen to how natural the woodwinds are on this side.

Side two here is the fluke, since most of the time this record sounds terrible. But now we know how well engineered it really is. We have the copy right here to prove it.


Side One

Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

First Movement: Andante
Second Movement: Allegro Marcato

Side Two

Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

Third Movement: Adagio
Fourth Movement: Allegro Giocoso