Prokofiev: Le Pas D'acier, L'enfant Prodigue / Jurowski, Wdr
So the bottom line is that both ballets are in fact consistently inventive, ear catching, and very well played and recorded by Michail Jurowski, the WDR orchestra, and CPO. Jurowski manages to maintain a consistent level of excitement and energy without ever becoming crude or coarse, which is no mean achievement in the more densely written passages. There aren't many recordings of these pieces in any case, and if you enjoy the Prokofiev of, say, The Gambler and the other early operas, you really ought to give this a listen.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Catalog Number: 999974-2
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra