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Prokofiev: War Sonatas - Piano Sonatas Nos.6, 7 & 8 / Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Dynamite," "explosive and volatile," and "phenomenal" are just a few of the superlatives used to describe pianist Denis Kozhukhin's Prokofiev interpretations. The first prize winner at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2010, his is a name to watch out for. This album of Piano Sonatas on the Onyx Classics label is the début recording from the young Russian pianist, who wowed public and critics alike with his recent Prokofiev concerto cycle with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The Guardian
His sound is percussive but not harsh, forceful but never overwhelming, cheeky but not mean or sarcastic.

The Herald Scotland
His nimble, flying virtuosity is a mix of weightless, supple, acrobatic display and power with a steel core.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2013
Intellect is central: I've never heard so much revelatory detail in Prokofiev's triptych of dark and painful masterpieces. Kozhukhin has a way of bringing out the detail of the inner parts...that highlights the drama instead of distracting from it...somehow Kozhukin does pull all the strands together in the great parade of the Eighth's concluding vivace, a stunning tour de force at the end of an always thought-provoking trilogy.

The Guardian, 17th January 2013
[Kozhukhin] is clearly a formidable pianist with strong interpretative ideas to match his fine technique...If Kozhukhin never quite matches [Pollini's 1971] performances he is an impressively reliable guide to the works in his own right.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (07/14/2012-07/16/2012).



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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82
  • Performer: Denis Kozhukhin (Piano)
  • Notes: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (07/14/2012-07/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939-1940

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Denis Kozhukhin (Piano)
  • Notes: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (07/14/2012-07/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939-1942

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84
  • Performer: Denis Kozhukhin (Piano)
  • Notes: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (07/14/2012-07/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939-1944