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Dongkyu Kim: First Prize 2010 San Marino International Piano Competition

Prokofiev / Dongkyu
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572826   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



PROKOFIEV Four Etudes, Op. 2. Four Pieces, Op. 3. Four Pieces, Op. 32. Sonata No. 10 in e, Op. 137. Sonatina No. 1 in e, Op. 54. Sonatina No. 2 in G, Op. 54. Sonata No. 5 in C Dong Kyu Kim (pn) Read more class="ARIAL12"> NAXOS 8.572826 (62:57)


It is possible that I am much more admiring of Dong Kyu Kim’s playing of Prokofiev than Prokofiev himself might have been, insisting as he did that the piano is a percussion instrument, and protesting as he did, that he was a militant enemy of the romantic. These performances are a little too lyrical, a little too beautiful to fit the composer’s often stated credos. Although he might have disapproved of the emotional breadth Kim brings to these compositions, he would certainly have applauded the young man’s virtuosity and relentless rhythmic intensity. There is depth here, and forthrightness. The early works are played with less arrogance than Prokofiev might have played them, judging from the Prokofiev Plays Prokofiev recording (Pearl Records) which includes his piano pieces, op. 4. The later pieces, rigid and stone faced, made to order along party lines, are enhanced by the poetry and grace central to the personality of the pianist.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C major, Op. 38 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Paris, France 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C minor, Op. 137 [Incomplete] by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
4.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 32 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; USA 
5.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
6.
Etudes (4) for Piano, Op. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Dongkyu Kim (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Russia 

Sound Samples

4 Etudes, Op. 2: No. 1. Allegro
4 Etudes, Op. 2: No. 2. Moderato
4 Etudes, Op. 2: No. 3. Andante semplice
4 Etudes, Op. 2: No. 4. Presto energico
4 Pieces, Op. 3: No. 1. Tale: Andante
4 Pieces, Op. 3: No. 2. Jest: Vivo
4 Pieces, Op. 3: No. 3. March: Allegro energico
4 Pieces, Op. 3: No. 4. Phantom: Presto tenebroso
4 Pieces, Op. 32: No. 1. Dance: Allegretto
4 Pieces, Op. 32: No. 2. Minuet: Allegro moderato
4 Pieces, Op. 32: No. 3. Gavotte: Allegro non troppo
4 Pieces, Op. 32: No. 4. Waltz: Lento expressivo
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 137, No. 10: Piano Sonata No. 10 in C minor, Op. 137 (manuscript fragment): Allegro moderato
Piano Sonatina No. 1 in E minor, Op. 54, No. 1: I. Allegro moderato - Pochissimo piu tranquillo - Tempo primo
Piano Sonatina No. 1 in E minor, Op. 54, No. 1: II. Adagietto
Piano Sonatina No. 1 in E minor, Op. 54, No. 1: III. Allegretto
Piano Sonatina No. 2 in G major, Op. 54, No. 2: I. Allegro sostenuto
Piano Sonatina No. 2 in G major, Op. 54, No. 2: II. Andante amabile - Poco meno mosso
Piano Sonatina No. 2 in G major, Op. 54, No. 2: III. Allegro, ma non troppo
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major, Op. 135: I. Allegro tranquillo
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major, Op. 135: II. Andantino
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major, Op. 135: III. Un poco allegretto

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