Alexander Melnikov – Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas 2: Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:14 minutes | 886 MB | Genre: Classical
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“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!

Tracklist:
1. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29: I. Allegro molto sostenuto (5:33)
2. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29: II. Andante assai (7:12)
3. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29: III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere (3:45)
4. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: I. Allegro inquieto (8:17)
5. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: II. Andante caloroso (6:30)
6. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: III. Precipitato (3:53)
7. Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: I. Allegretto (7:49)
8. Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: II. Allegro strepitoso (2:35)
9. Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: III. Andante tranquillo (7:24)
10. Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: IV. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo presto (5:20)

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