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Sergei Prokofiev created his vivid music in a century marred by war and death. The two piano sonatas on this recording were written during two world wars; still they radiate belief in life as a creative power. Pianist Steffen Horn here gives a compelling account of historical events.
Prokofiev is one of the great piano music composers of all time. His refined and brilliant understanding of the instrument makes his music a gold mine for the sonorously sensitive interpreter. This is exactly what distinguishes Norwegian pianist Steffen Horn and his musical talent: a highly developed sense of sonority based on subtleness, sense of time and energy provide his interpretations with a most unusual power of expression and convincing
Horn was born in 1976 and represents the younger generation of Norwegian top rated musicians. He studied at the Barratt Due Institute in Oslo with the Czech professor Jiri Hlinka, won a number of national and international prizes, and enjoys an active career as a recitalist and soloist all over Europe and Asia. Contrary to many of his peers he also takes a keen interest in rarely performed music, and has a particular love for the sonorous piano settings of the 19th and 20th centuries. - 2L Read less
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