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Prokofiev: Works For Violin And Piano / Gil And Orli Shaham


Release Date: 01/29/2008 
Label:  Canary Classics   Catalog #: 2   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Orli ShahamGil Shaham
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As fine a recording of the violin and piano music of Prokofiev as has ever been made by one the finest violinist and pianist teams of the last ten years, this 2004 recording by Gil and Orli Shaham should be heard by everyone who loves the music of Prokofiev or relishes the sound of great music-making. Gil Shaham's clear, warm tone has never been better and his interpretations of Prokofiev have only gotten more lyrically expressive since he recorded his Violin Concertos a decade ago for Deutsche Grammophon. But even Deutsche Grammophon's sound was no clearer and perhaps not as warm as the sound of this Artemis Classics disc that is as lucid as a thought and as intimate as a breath. Together, the Shahams create performances of the Sonatas as Read more powerful and as lyrical as the best ever recorded and performances of the Marches, the Masks, and the Melodies that are as completely compelling as they are utterly charming. - James Leonard, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (10) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Orli Shaham (Piano), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Orli Shaham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1946; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 29 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Masks by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Orli Shaham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 
4.
Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Orli Shaham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Orli Shaham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 24 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 

Sound Samples

10 Pieces, Op. 12: No. 1. Marche (arr. J. Heifetz)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80: I. Andante assai
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80: II. Allegro brusco
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80: III. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80: IV. Allegrissimo
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: V. Masks (arr. J. Heifetz)
5 Melodies, Op. 35bis: No. 1. Andante
5 Melodies, Op. 35bis: No. 2. Lento ma non troppo
5 Melodies, Op. 35bis: No. 3. Animato, ma non allegro
5 Melodies, Op. 35bis: No. 4. Allegretto leggero e scherzando
5 Melodies, Op. 35bis: No. 5. Andante non troppo
The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano): The Love for 3 Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (arr. J. Heifetz)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis: I. Moderato
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis: II. Scherzo: Presto
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis: III. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis: IV. Allegro con brio

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