Apex: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas / Kuusisto
 
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Apex: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas / Kuusisto

1 Sep 2003

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Sonata for Two Violins Op.56 : I Andante cantabile Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto
2:28
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Sonata for Two Violins Op.56 : II Allegro Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto
2:41
3
Sonata for Two Violins Op.56 : III Commodo [quasi allegretto] Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto
3:39
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Sonata for Two Violins Op.56 : IV Allegro con brio Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto
4:50
5
Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.80 in F minor : I Andante assai Jaakko Kuusisto and Ilkka Paananen
7:16
6
Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.80 in F minor : II Allegro brusco Jaakko Kuusisto and Ilkka Paananen
7:16
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Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.80 in F minor : III Andante Jaakko Kuusisto and Ilkka Paananen
8:10
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Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.80 in F minor : IV Allegrissimo Jaakko Kuusisto and Ilkka Paananen
7:06
9
Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.94 in D major : I Moderato Pekka Kuusisto and Raija Kerppo
7:52
10
Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.94 in D major : II Scherzo. Presto Pekka Kuusisto and Raija Kerppo
4:49
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Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.94 in D major : III Andante Pekka Kuusisto and Raija Kerppo
3:40
12
Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.94 in D major : IV Allegro con brio Pekka Kuusisto and Raija Kerppo
7:16

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Sep 2003
  • Release Date: 1 Sep 2003
  • Label: Fazer Records/Finlandia
  • Copyright: 2003 Warner Classics
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  • Total Length: 1:07:03
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  • ASIN: B001LMHSVA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prokofiev's Violin Sonatas 29 Oct 2010
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We have to thank Warner Classics for making these three sonatas available to us at budget price in such fine performances by the Finnish brothers Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto. Prokofiev's rarely heard Sonata for Two Violins dates from 1932, which makes it contemporary with the Fifth Piano Concerto. It's a quite challenging piece on first hearing, though the 3rd and 4th movements are quite lyrical. Jaako is the violinist in the Sonata No.1 for violin and piano in f minor, accompanied by Ilkka Paannanen on piano. It's a dark and rather depressing work composed, like the 2nd Sonata, in the early 1940s, though brilliantly played here. The Sonata No.2, with Pekka Kuusisto (violin) and Raija Kerppo (piano), is a beautiful and thoroughly lyrical work. It is actually a transcription of an earlier score written for flute and piano. Overall, this music is not as accessible as much else that Prokofiev wrote, like the ballet scores or the First Piano Concerto, but is a worthwhile addition to the music library in what the Gramophone magazine described as 'extremely good' performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prokofiev Violin Sonatas 15 Jun 2009
By Mr. A. R. Boyes TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Excellent and sympathetic performances of Prokofiev's sonatas. All are very fine works and the first sonata may surprise listeners with its darker tone, reminiscent of his sixth symphony; combining bitterness with a nostalgia for happier times. This was completed after the second, after World War II; it is one of Prokofiev's true masterpieces. The Second and the sonata for two violins are more classical and lyrical in tone. These fine performances make the best possible case for these works.
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