Here's our round-up of new and imminent releases on CD, DVD and video which we recommend
you seek out either at your local record store or at your favourite on-line retailer. Since these are recommended recordings, this is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of new Prokofiev recordings: however, we will post details of exciting new releases as soon as we hear of them.
The following new and imminent releases on CD are highly recommended.

The Ugly Duckling and various songs;
cw Schumann, Glinka, Dargomizhsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Weckerlin and Debussy.

Nina Dorliak (soprano);
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

Cascavelle (mid-price: 3-CDs) VEL3041

'"Russian Soul"
Symphony-Concerto in E minor
also includes Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No 2, and Tsintsadze Five Pieces on Folk Themes

Daniil Shafran (cello);
USSR State Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
Recorded live at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire in 1961;
(other musicians for rest of programme).

Cello Classics (full price) CC1008

Story of a Real Man

Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Mark Ermler

Chandos Historical Opera (full price)
CHAN 10002(2)


Violin Concertos
March in B flat
Overture on Hebrew Themes

Shlomo Mintz,
Chicago SO and Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Claudio Abbado

DG Masters (mid-price) 445 607-2

Symphonies Nos 1, 5, 6 and 7;
Overture on Hebrew Themes;

London Symphony Orchestra,
Concergebouw and Cleveland Orchestras conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy

Double Decca (mid-price: 2-CDs) 470 528-2


Love for Three Oranges (in French)

Lyon Opera Orchestra and Chorus
conducted by Kent Nagano

ArtHaus Musik 100 404 (106 mins)
Screen dimensions 16:9; stereo sound;
regions 2 & 5.


Valery Gergiev in rehearsal
and performance

Prokofiev Scythian Suite;
also includes works by Debussy and Stravinsky

ArtHaus Musik 100 314 (117 mins)
Screen dimensions 4:3; stereo sound;
regions 2 & 5.


Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 and 5

Eliane Rodrigues - piano
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Edward Serov.

Released to celebrate
the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg
and the 50th anniversary of Prokofiev's death.

Northern Flowers / Stylin'art: 09 018
Price: EUR 19.00