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Prokofiev: The War Sonatas / Boris Giltburg

Prokofiev / Giltburg
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: 100023   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Boris Giltburg
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1944; USSR 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USSR 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82: II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82: III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82: IV. Vivace
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83: I. Allegro inquieto - Poco meno - Andantino
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83: II. Andante caloroso - Poco piu animato - Piu largamente - Un poco agitato
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83: III. Precipitato
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84: I. Andante dolce - Allegro moderato - Andante dolce, come prima - Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84: II. Andante sognando
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84: III. Vivace - Allegro ben marcato - Andantino - Vivace, come prima

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Superlative Prokofiev March 9, 2013 By D. Mount (Chestnut Hill, MA) See All My Reviews "Never heard of this guy, bought this CD on the strength of the Gramophone and UK reviews. These interpretations compare favorably with the greatest, only with better sound quality. I've always found recordings of the Precipitato from the 7th sonata a bit polite compared to Pollini, who is ~30 seconds faster that Ashkenazy and Gavrilov. Giltburg is 10 seconds faster than Pollini, but doesn't degenerate into banging on the piano the way that Pollini does. But more than that, he gets the spirit of these dark sonatas just right. An indispensable disc. If you want one single CD of key Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, this is the one." Report Abuse
 Disappointment November 30, 2012 By Bevan Davies (Kennebunk, ME) See All My Reviews "This recording has been overrated in the media. It does not compare favorably to Pollini, Richter, and others. The recorded sound is unpleasant, too." Report Abuse
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