Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic

Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite – Antal Dorati (2LP, 45RPM)

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Sergie Prokofiev - Love For Three Oranges Suite & Scythian Suite

London Symphony Orchestra

Antal Dorati, conductor


2 LPs, Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

Edition limited to 2,500 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : RTI

Label :  Original Recordings Group

Original Label : Mercury

Recorded at Watford Town Hall, London on July 4, 1957

Engineered by C. Robert Fine

Produced by Wilma Cozart Fine

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Originally released in 1957

Reissued in 2012


Side A - Suite From "The Love For Three Oranges"

  1. Les Ridicules
  2. Scene infernale
  3. Marche

Side B - - Suite From "The Love For Three Oranges"

  1. Scherzo
  2. Le Prince et la Princesse
  3. La Fuite

Side C - Scythian Suite

  1. Invocation to Veles and Ala
  2. The Evil God and Dance of the Pagan Monsters

Side D - Scythian Suite

  1. Night
  2. Lolli's Pursuit of the Evil God, and Sunrise


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The Love for Three Oranges Suite is one of the best-known of Prokofiev’s works, and its March was made famous by the old radio program The FBI in Peace and War. The Scythian Suite is more atonal and hard-hitting, but still an important work of the Russian composer/pianist/conductor, one of the major Russian composers of the 20th century. Neither work is very long, and they are spread out with plenty of ungrooved area on each side near the label, requiring one to change the discs about every eight or nine minutes.

But the result is the ultimate in fidelity of these early stereo recordings from Mercury Living Presence. That’s the goal of ORG’s 45 rpm vinyl reissues. If you have a quality turntable system and the ability to play 45 rpm discs without a lot of bother, this set is the way to go. I compared it with the Mercury Living Presence CD (432 753-2) in the set of 51 CDs which Universal issued in 1991 (which by the way also includes the Prokofiev Symphony No. 5—missing in the 45 rpm set due to length). It’s unfortunate these three works weren’t included in the 15 Mercury SACDs at one time released by Universal, before the project was canned.

The CD reissue—mixed to two channels by the original participant Wilma Cozart from the three-channel tape masters—is remarkably close to the 45 rpm vinyls, but the vinyls have more ambience, snap and natural timbres of the instruments. The CD does sound just a bit flat and opaque in comparison, but of course this will depend on the quality of your turntable system, including the cartridge and phono preamp. If you are not using at least some sort of outboard dedicated phono preamp, the two might sound identical. There were a couple of surface pops on the vinyls—something I hadn’t heard on any previous ORG reissues.” John Sunier, Audiophile Audition, April 2013

Ratings :

Discogs : 4.46 / 5 , Michael Fremer : 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics ;

Audiophile Audition : 5 Stars

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