January 26, 2024

Some rare Prokofiev, some common Prokofiev. An operatic blast from the past (Price and Tucker). A tribute to Colette Maze, a French pianist who has died at 109. Another tribute to Ewa Podleś, the great Polish contralto. A mixture of music, and thoughts, in this episode.

Tchaikovsky, “Miniature Overture” from “The Nutcracker”

Prokofiev, Symphony No. 2

Puccini, Love Duet, “Madama Butterfly”

Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5

Prokofiev, Amoroso from “Cinderella”

Debussy, Arabesque No. 1

Prokofiev, “The Field of the Dead,” from “Alexander Nevsky”

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