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.