SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
   
 The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118 148:19  
  A ballet in four acts and nine scenes; scenario by Mira Mendelson and Leonid Lavrovsky from the book The Malachite Box by Pavel Bazhov  
   
  Prologue  
1 1 The Mistress of the Copper Mountain 4:14
2 2 Danilo and his work 2:38
  Act I  
  Scene 1  
3 3 Danilo in search of the stone flower 2:17
4 4 Danilo meets his fellow villagers 2:06
5 5 Scene and duet of Katerina and Danilo 5:14
6 6 Interlude I. Severyan and the workers 3:13
  Scene 2  
7 7 Round dance 2:43
8 8 Katerina bids farewell to her friends 2:14
9 9 Maiden's dance 4:21
10 10 Danilo's dance 1:25
11 11 Unmarried men's dance 1:34
12 12 Severyan's arrival 3:30
13 13 Altercation over the malachite vase 4:45
14 14 Scene of Katerina and Danilo 2:21
15 15 Danilo's thoughts 3:03
  Scene 3  
16 16 Danilo enticed away by the Mistress of the Copper Mountain 5:22
  Act II  
  Scene 4  
17 17 The Mistress shows Danilo the treasures of the earth 2:04
18 18 Duet of the Mistress and Danilo (first temptation) 5:00
19 19 Scene and Waltz of the Diamonds (second temptation) 5:24
20 20 Dance of the Russian precious stones (third temptation) 4:01
21 21 Waltz 4:13
22 22 Danilo's monologue and the Mistress's reply 1:56
23 23 The Mistress shows Danilo the stone flower 2:15
24 24 Severyan and the workers; the Mistress's warning 3:02
  Scene 5  
25 25 Scene and Katerina's dance (thinking of Danilo) 3:46
26 26 Severyan's arrival 1:59
27 27 'Where are you, sweet Danilo?' 1:26
28 28 The appearance of the Mistress and Katerina's joy 2:20
  Act III  
  Scene 6  
29 29 Ural Rhapsody 8:40
30 30 Interlude II 7:03
31 31 Russian dance 4:13
  Scene 7  
32 32 Gypsy dance 3:14
33 33 Severyan's dance 1:45
34 34 Solo of the gypsy girl and Coda 3:54
35 35 Katerina's appearance and Severyan's rage 2:06
36 36 The appearance of the Mistress and Scene of Severyan transfixed 1:04
37 37 Severyan follows the Mistress 2:05
38 38 Severyan's death 2:01
  Act IV  
  Scene 8  
39 39 Katerina sits by the fire and yearns for Danilo 1:42
40 40 Scene and Katerina's dance with the skipping fire-spirit 3:06
41 41 Katerina follows the fire-spirit 1:33
  Scene 9  
42 42 Katerina's dialogue with the Mistress 3:28
43 43 Danilo turned to stone 3:26
44 44 The joy of Katerina and Danilo's reunion (Adagio) 4:12
45 45 The Mistress presents gifts to Katerina and Danilo 3:07
46 46 Epilogue 1:29
 Gianandrea Noseda
  21, 22, 24 & 28 January 2003