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Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts / Dossin


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573435  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Gliere was employed as his live-in tutor. Gliere’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. ‘Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31,’ written in New York in 1918 is suffused with nostalgia, while the ‘Six Pieces, Op. 52,’ are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works. Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Gliere was employed as his live-in tutor. Gliere’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. ‘Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31,’ written in New York in 1918 is suffused with nostalgia, while the ‘Six Pieces, Op. 52,’ are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op. 31 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; USA 
2.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 52 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Paris, France 
3.
Tarantella for Piano by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
4.
Melody for Piano in E flat major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
5.
Presto for Piano by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1906; Russia 
6.
March for Piano in F minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Russia 
7.
Vivo in G minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Russia 
8.
Romance III for Piano in D Minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
9.
Allegretto in A minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Russia 
10.
Allegretto for Piano in C Minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
11.
Allegro for Piano in A flat major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
12.
Minuet for Piano in F minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Russia 
13.
Scherzo for Piano in C Major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
14.
Allegro non troppo for Piano in D Minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
15.
Waltz for Piano in G minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Russia 
16.
March for Piano in F minor by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Russia 
17.
Etude-Scherzo for Piano in C major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Russia 
18.
Fugue for Piano in D major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
19.
Scherzo for Piano in D major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 

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