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Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections’ (Beethoven: Pastorale 21) (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections’ (Beethoven: Pastorale 21) (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:29 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Signum Records

‘Pastoral 21’ is a contemporary exploration on what the concept of ‘Pastoral’ means to us in this time of climate crisis.It features classical string sextet alongside field recordings, electronic bass and angular beats, cantered around Gabriel Prokofiev’s contemporary response to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.The album opens with the original first movement of Beethoven’s famous symphony (arranged for sextet), reminding listeners of our less troubled relationship with nature in Beethoven’s time, before moving on to the modern beats of Prokofiev’s recent composition ‘Breaking Screens’, which explores ideas of consumerism, digital life and impending crisis.The programme climaxes with the five-movement ‘Pastoral Reflections’, which echoes Beethoven’s symphonic narrative, but from a contemporary perspective.

Tracklist:
1-01. Gabriel Prokofiev – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”: I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande. Allegro ma non troppo (Arr. for string sextet by M. G. Fisher) (11:31)
1-02. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: I. Green Into Red (02:25)
1-03. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: II. Fivatak (04:35)
1-04. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: III. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (00:56)
1-05. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: IV. ChangeUp (02:11)
1-06. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: V. Sad Colours 1 (02:32)
1-07. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: VI. Memory Fields (03:19)
1-08. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: VII. Reflessivo (03:59)
1-09. Gabriel Prokofiev – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”: V. Hirtengesang, frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm. Allegretto (Arr. for string sextet by M. G. Fisher) (09:20)
1-10. Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections: I. Allegro ma non troppo (escape into nature) (04:45)
1-11. Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections: II. Andante con moto (nature reserve with canalised stream) (03:52)
1-12. Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections: III. Allegro Mechanico (Mega-farm, cyber village) (02:49)
1-13. Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections: IV. Vivace (Sturm) (01:28)
1-14. Gabriel Prokofiev – Pastoral Reflections: V. Allegretto (Stadtpark, faint hopes) (05:11)
1-15. Gabriel Prokofiev – Breaking Screens: VIII. Mobocracy (02:32)

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