Concerto for Turntables No. 1 / Cello Concerto

Gabriel Prokofiev’s famous first Concerto for Turntables reached a global audience when performed by Mr. Switch at
the 2011 BBC Proms, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. It has since been performed 55 times worldwide, with the
5th movement being performed 20 times as part of the BBC’s Ten Piece’s project. The aim of the piece is demonstrate
the main DJing techniques, with each movement showing off a specific one.

Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto was composed in 2012 and is the third concerto he composed. It was the most conventional
of his concertos, with the other two (at that point) being for Bass Drum and Turntables. Despite this, Prokofiev still
manages to explore influences of electronic and dance music in the concerto, whilst also exploring the traditional lyrical
side of the cello.

SKU: SIGCD628

Gabriel Prokofiev

Mr. Switch – Turntables

Boris Andrianov – Cello

Alexey Bogorad

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra


Release date: 22/05/20

Catalogue number: SIGCD628

Barcode: 635212062821

Mechanised, percussive toccata brilliance sits beside a certain melodiousness in the saxophone Concerto’ – The Times

 

‘Enticingly rhythmic and built from contrasting motifs, both feature melodic reflection … The Saxophone Concerto was written for the excellent Branford Marsalis in soulful, alternately sharp and languid guise …

From lyrical swoops to edgy syncopations and off-kilter pounding, sound itself is the key… It shouldn’t need saying that the bass drum is a multifaceted instrument capable of great subtly and Prokofiev & Burgess prove it.’ ★★★★ – BBC Music Magazine

 

Concerto for Turntables ft. Mr. Switch
1. I. Introduction (GrimEye) [140 bpm]
2. II. Adagietto (Irreguluv) [75bpm]
3. III. Largo pesante – Allegro – Largo (Malmo) [62/125bpm]
4. IV. Andante (Meditnow) [95 bpm]
5. V. Allegro Gavotte (Snow Time) [107bpm]

Cello Concerto ft. Boris Andrianov
5. I. Scherzo Allegretto
6. II. Lento (in memoriam)
7. III. Allegro Energetico

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