Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Op. 100 (1944)


Following an acclaimed debut recording of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with the Philharmonia in 2020, Santtu-Matias Rouvali returns with a recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic Symphony No. 5.

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was first performed in 1944, 14 years after his previous symphony. Prokofiev described his Fifth Symphony as a “hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit,” explaining that, “I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul.”



Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

Release date: 12/03/21

Catalogue number: SIGCD669

Barcode: 635212066928

1. I. Andante
2. II. Scherzo: Allegro marcato
3. III. Adagio
4. IV. Allegro giocoso

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