With this release and the globally growing profile and association with Prokofiev Karabits and the BSO received, it is no surprise that the BBC Proms allocated a headline slot for the BSO’s performance of the 5th Symphony, which was broadcast internationally, and described by The Independent on Sunday as ‘one of the hits of the summer’.
This composition was written in 1944 during the height of the Herculean Russian struggle to defeat the Nazi invasion. The Prodigal Son ballet for Diaghilev provided the material for the 4th Symphony of 1930, a commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Serge Koussevitzky. The composer was to revise this work in 1947.
"The BSO and Karabits capture the shadows and sparks superbly"