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Prokofiev: Flute Sonata, Five Melodies, Visions Fugitives / Laura Gilbert


Release Date: 08/1993 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7105   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura GilbertEmma Tahmizian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[I]t is easy to prefer Laura Gilbert's recording, especially as her playing has the right grace and gaiety, darting breathlessness and occasional melancholy, that the piece demands. But purists watch out! Gilbert has her own transcriptions, of the Five Melodies written for soprano voice, and of some numbers from the collection of short piano works, Visions Fugitives. I am not offended: Gilbert's playing of the elegant, long-lined melody of the "Lento" from Five Melodies is beautifully controlled, and she is just as appealing on the faster movements.

Her arrangements of these mostly innocent-sounding works are appropriately straightforward. On the first of the Visions Fugitives, marked “Lentamente,“ she does the
Read more obvious thing: she takes the melody and has her pianist play the accompanying harmony. The piece is a kind of conversation between sections, marked “con una semplicità espressiva“ and “misterioso.“ She allows the pianist to convey the mysterious sections alone, creating a pleasing contrast. “Con eleganza,“ with its two contrasting lines of mostly single notes, seems to arrange itself. Where the pieces are more problematical, Gilbert comes up with sensible solutions or omits the number. Her accompanist is almost equally sensitive... And the Gilbert recording is one of the best available of the sonata.

-- Michael Ullman, FANFARE [1/1994] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
2.
Songs (5) without Words, Op. 35 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
3.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Lentamente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
4.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 3, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
5.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 6, Con eleganza by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
6.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 13, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
7.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 11, Con vivacità by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
8.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 17, Poetico by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
9.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 16, Dolente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Laura Gilbert 
10.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 8, Commodo by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Laura Gilbert (Flute), Emma Tahmizian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 

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