Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas 1-5 / Silocea

Audio Samples

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 1
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 29
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C major (Version 2), Op. 135

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 1
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 29
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C major (Version 2), Op. 135
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Avie introduces brilliant young Romanian pianist Alexandra Silocea, who offers some of her signature repertoire on her debut recording. Dubbed "Alexandra the Great" by Gramophone, the 26-year-old trained in Vienna and Paris, and is now a UK resident. In 2003, while studying at Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts, she was awarded the Herbert von Karajan Scholarship. She made her professional debut in 2008 with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Recital debuts followed in 2009 at the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, and le Salon de Musique in Paris.

"Alexandra Silocea traces the shift in style with perceptiveness and panache. She characterises the blend of brooding and bravura in the "Fourth Sonata", and brings out the melodic affinities that the "Fifth Sonata" has with the "Second Concerto". These are fine, fresh, spirited performances." -The Telegraph****

"[Silocea] plays with musical grace and fluency" -Gramophone Magazine

BBC Music Magazine
On the evidence of this recording debut, Romanian pianist Alexandra Silocea is both musically tasteful and clearly devoted to Prokofiev's Sonatas. One rarely hears Prokofiev's often fiendish technical demands taken on so coolly and articulated so clearly as Silocea does here

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010).



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>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 1
  • Performer: Alexandra Silocea (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14
  • Performer: Alexandra Silocea (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28
  • Performer: Alexandra Silocea (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 29
  • Performer: Alexandra Silocea (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1917

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 5 in C major (Version 2), Op. 135
  • Performer: Alexandra Silocea (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, England (09/06/2010-09/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1952-1953