&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Naxos 8.573186
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It is inspired programming to couple Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony with his ballet The Prodigal Son, since they have substantial links.

…these performances from Marin Alsop and her Brazilian orchestra are particularly arresting for their fusion of zest, rhythmic bite, strength of character and sure handling of Prokofiev’s orchestral palette. ****

GEOFFREY NORRIS, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK)

24th October 2013

…if you usually find the composer too raw, Alsop’s integrated, lyrical view of these works could be just the ticket.

GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

November 2013