In his recent visits to the BSO podium, the energetic French conductor Stéphane Denève has been peppering his programs with overlooked works by familiar composers. This summer he led the Tanglewood premiere of Poulenc’s “Stabat Mater,” and Thursday night he conducted the BSO in the suite from Prokofiev’s surrealist fairy-tale opera “Love for Three Oranges.”
The BSO under Koussevitzky actually gave the suite its American premiere in 1926, and a Globe review described the music’s chilly reception. Apparently it never got a second chance as the orchestra did not reprise the suite in its entirety until, well, Thursday night. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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