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Kabalevsky: Piano Sonata No. 3 & 24 Preludes / Kabalevsky

Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95256  
Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Pietro Bonfilio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During his lifetime Dmitri Kabalevsky was considered by the authorities to be one of the top 5 composers of Russia, on a par with Prokofiev and Shostakovich. He was praised for his formalism, general popular style and patriotism. He was not a revolutionary, and this caused his fame to decline after the collapse of the Soviet Union. His music however has a strong identity, vigorous, alternating power with lyricism, and rooted in the rich folklore of Russia. This new recording contains his effervescent 3rd Piano Sonata and the complete 24 Preludes, Op. 38, written during World War II, each based on a Russian folk song, presenting a wide variety of moods, from the pensive melancholy to fiery passion. Played by the highly talented young Italian Read more pianist Pietro Bonfilio, who expresses his love for the Russian culture with this beautiful recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 46 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Pietro Bonfilio (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 38 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Pietro Bonfilio (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USSR 

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