After a few deliberations I picked the Prokofiev’s Complete Symphonies box with Valery Gergiev conducting his new London Symphony Orchestra. It looks like London sound got much warmer and friendlier under Gergiev. I also heard a lot of positive buzz about the Gergiev’s Prokofiev, so let see how it goes.
I need to mention that London Symphony Orchestra has own label the LSO LIVE
Where some of the examples of new London sound reflected. The sad parts that the idiots who release the recordings made them in SACD format. I do not play SACD but the CD layer that those disk have is absolutely horrible. So, the cretins pretty much vandalized the LSO 2007-2009 recordings. The good part about the Prokofiev’s Complete Symphonies box is that it has no idiotic SACD layer and I presume it was a pure PCM recording.
I did not get the box yet but I think it might be interesting. I am not a huge fun of Prokofiev’s Symphonies and LSO generally but I was promised that this time it might be different.
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche