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Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Etc / Joshua Bell, Olli Mustonen


Release Date: 03/14/1995 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 440926   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Joshua BellOlli Mustonen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Prokofiev’s chamber music is stimulating, hugely varied, and impregnated with his distinctive brand of melody. Take the two Violin Sonatas – the First intensely dramatic, by turns rhetorical and contemplative, epic in its content; the Second altogether cosier, a reworking of a slightly earlier Sonata for the flute. Bell and Mustonen are well attuned to this music, their interpretations thoughtful and persuasive.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Wadham Sutton, BBC Music Magazine
Prokofiev’s chamber music is stimulating, hugely varied, and impregnated with his distinctive brand of melody. Take the two Violin Sonatas – the First intensely dramatic, by turns rhetorical and contemplative, epic in its content; the Second altogether cosier, a reworking of a slightly earlier Sonata for the flute. Bell and Mustonen are well attuned to this music, their interpretations thoughtful and persuasive.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Wadham Sutton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Olli Mustonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1946; USSR 
2.
Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 
3.
Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 

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