This 4-CD collectors box features Matti Raekallio with piano solo music by Sergei Prokofiev, including a complete set of the nine Piano Sonatas. Finnish-born pianist Matti Raekallio has built an international reputation particularly upon his reference interpretations of Prokofievs piano music. A prolific pedagogue, he joined in 2007 the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York, having previously held professorships at Western Michigan University, as well as in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Hanover. Also included are the famous Ten Pieces for Piano from Romeo and Juliet, Visions fugitives, and Sarcasms, as well as further cycles and popular piano solo pieces . All recordings were previously released to highest acclaim.
Virtuosity and resolve in a reissued cycle of Prokofiev's nine piano sonatas. --Gramophoone,Oct'11