Ivan the Terrible (arr. Palmer)

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COMPOSERS: Prokofiev
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Ivan the Terrible (arr. Palmer)
PERFORMER: Soloists; Philharmonia Ch & O/N Järvi
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 10536 X (1991)

Prokofiev’s score for Eisenstein’s epic film, in the oratorio arrangement by Christopher Palmer, receives an expansively powerful reading from Järvi, his Philharmonia forces, and excellent soloists. Michael Scott Rohan