SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Winter Bonfire.
Catalogue Number: 06O060
Description: This children's tale about a winter train trip out of Moscow in the snow is presented in this reissue in three versions: the composer's original French, an English translation and without narrator. As far as I know, this is the only available version of the complete work (several of the suites exist), which is a pity since parts of it are Prokofiev at his evocative best, with a balletic skating scene perhaps standing out the most. French, English texts. Vincent Figuri (narrator), Saison Russe Choir and Symphony Orchestra; Andrei Chistiakov. Original 1995 Russian Season release.