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Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2

Alexander Melnikov

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Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29  
I. Allegro molto sostenuto
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
II. Andante assai
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83  
I. Allegro inquieto
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
II. Andante caloroso
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
III. Precipitato
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103  
I. Allegretto
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
II. Allegro strepitoso
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
III. Andante tranquillo
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
IV. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo presto
Sergei Prokofiev; Alexander Melnikov
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Total Playing Time    58:14
"This first volume in the complete cycle must already be given pride of place in the discography," declared Classica magazine upon the release of Prokofiev's Sonatas nos. 2, 6, and 8 (awarded a "Choc" in 2016).

With this new volume, Alexandre Melnikov has chosen to delve into three distinct periods of the composer's career, ranging from the dazzling though seldom-heard no. 4 to the magisterial no. 9. Inbetween those two, the sonata no. 7 once again evokes the troubled atmosphere characteristic of the three so-called "war sonatas." Sviatoslav Richter claimed to have learned the piece in a mere four days!
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