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This review is from: Stravinsky: Three mouvements from Petrushka; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata 7; Webern: Piano Variations; Boulez: Piano Sonata 2 (Audio CD)
This CD combines two famous vinyl recordings so the price to older collectors is increadibly cheap. The Stravinsky transcription is a breathtaking performance, the Prokofiiev is first rate but I expect fans of this composer would want all three war time sonatas, there is plenty of good versions including Richter.
The other LP was ground breaking, Webern and Boulez , note perfect and treated as music, not of mad men, but lyrical and intense. There are plenty of good recordings of the Webern now, Peter Hill on Naxos springs to mind, but this one of the best. Boulez is a harder nut, I love the later works but have found the early sonatas difficult. Ten playings later I am getting there, its worth perservering and this recording justifies it
So for vituosity and musicianship this is a must have
Stravinsky: Three mouvements from Petrushka; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata 7; Webern: Piano Variations; Boulez: Piano Sonata 2(3 customer reviews)