- Performer:Aleksandr Kopilov
- Title:Prokofiev: The Stone Flower [DVD Video]
- Date of release:2007
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But Kultur has released an equally well danced 1971 Kirov production that corrects the deficiencies of this one - its stage and backdrops are brilliantly lit and its costumes and staging are vividly colorful - and adds an exciting orchestral performance plus sparkling sound. Clearly, it's The Stone Flower to pick.
The basic story, which Prokofiev adapted from a Ural fable, involves Danila (here played by Nikolai Dorokhov), a stone carver who - while he is accomplished enough technically - wishes to push himself ever further, harnessing the creative secrets of the gods to fashion a vase as ascetic and as elegant as one of nature's flowers.
To view this video download Flash Player. Prokofiev - The Stone Flower, Nicolai Dorokhov, Lyudmilla Semenyaka, Nina Semizorova, Yuri Vetrov, Aleksander Kopilov, Bolshoi. Stone Flower was written in 1947-1948 but not staged. In 1948 the Stalinist council headed by Andrei Shadov denounced the Russian "Big Four"; Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khatchaturian and Miaskovski as "modernist" and irrelavant to the people. It was forbidden to perform any of his music in the USSR as well as some other "Big Four" music. The Stone Flower is filled with elements of Russian folklore. The libretto is simple, love triangle between Danila (character male homosexuality in Russia or think) that Katerina loves, but has fallen by Copper Mountain and ends up going for a walk with her.
This page lists all recordings of The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118 by Sergei Sergeievitch Prokofiev (1891-1953). Showing 1 - 10 of 12 results. BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 Mor. elease Date: 28th Jul 2008. Catalogue No: DVDVAI4411. Label: VAI. DVD Video. Region: All. Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) The Stone Flower (ballet) (1946) Ekaterina Maximova (Katerina) Vladimir Vasiliev (Danila) Svetlana Adirkhaeva (The Mistress of the Copper Mountain) Vladimir Levashov (Severyan) Bolshoi Ballet Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Alexander Kopilov. Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Director: Valery Gorbatsevich rec. Gala 1979 performance, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Colour, mono, 116 minutes. Region 0; Subtitles: none; Audio: MONO; Video: 4:3, colour VAI 4411.
The Stone Flower is a 1946 Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko . Prokopych tries to teach several boys, but none of them understands "the soul of stone". He quickly surpasses his old teacher, who takes a liking to him.
Free download and listen Prokofiev: The Stone Flower Ballet. Hurník: Příběhy jedné kapely - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. Symphonic Fairy Tale, Op. 67 - Chamber Ensemble, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Ilja Hurník, Karel Höger, Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев.