Classical Voice North America – Utah SO, Fischer Take On Prokofiev In Blockbuster CD
by Richard S. Ginell
DIGITAL REVIEW – Thierry Fischer is set to leave the Utah Symphony in 2022, but not before finally setting the ensemble back on the recording path after many years in the wilderness. The orchestra has been splitting its agenda between a just-completed Saint–Saëns symphony cycle for Hyperion and Mahler and new music for audiophile-oriented Reference Recordings.
Now the Fischer/Utah team takes on another potent sonic blockbuster, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, the concert cantata that Prokofiev fashioned from one of the greatest film scores ever made, and the suite from Lieutenant Kijé, an expansion of another terrific Prokofiev film score.