[ Harmonia Mundi / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 5 June 2020
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Following up on his acclaimed recordings of Prokofiev's piano concertos, Vadym Kholodenko offers more music by his favourite composer. The solo works assembled here reveal several facets of Prokofiev. He was an outstanding melodist - a 'classicist' on the fringes of the avant-garde and eventually the herald of a Soviet realism that was anything but servile. The freedom peculiar to the composer-pianist 'with fingers of steel' is brought out in all it's vitality by the subtle, yet never showy, playing of this Ukrainian artist.
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82
2 Pieces for Piano, Op. 45 'Things in themselves'
Four Pieces Op. 32
Visions fugitives, Op. 22