Sergei Prokofiev http://wrti.org en A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil http://wrti.org/post/grand-soviet-symphony-way-brazil People keep asking me why I recorded <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15866095/sergey-prokofiev" target="_blank">Sergei Prokofiev</a>'s Fifth Symphony for my first CD release in my new post leading the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. The simple answer is that it just felt right. But in thinking about it, I can now see many parallels — at least for me — between Prokofiev's music, the city of Sao Paulo and the country of Brazil.<p>Sergei Prokofiev consistently bucked the prevailing trends, both musically and personally. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Marin Alsop 4182 at http://wrti.org A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil