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Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas nos 1 & 2; Five Melodies for Violin and Piano / Jonathan Crow, violin; Paul Stewart, piano

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94 bis
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Melodies (5) for violin & piano, Op. 35 bis
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Prokofiev's two sonatas for violin and piano, composed after his return to the USSR, are staples of 20th century chamber music literature. Violinist Jonathan Crow is currently Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Orford String Quartet. Pianist Paul Stewart is Professor of Piano at Universite de Montreal and concertizes internationally.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Crow is a very assured violinist. His phrasing is very clear, and his emotions are communicated with directness. Sonata 1 is one of the greatest sonatas ever written for any instrument. They fare better in Sonata 2 and the Five Melodies, which, while very beautiful, have a narrower range of emotions and avoid pathos. Jonathan Crow plays the "ex-William Kroll" Guarnerius del Gesu violin made in 1738.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, Saint-Irénée, Q (04/2008).



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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
  • Performers: Jonathan Crow (Violin); Paul Stewart (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1946

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94 bis
  • Performers: Jonathan Crow (Violin); Paul Stewart (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Melodies (5) for violin & piano, Op. 35 bis
  • Performers: Jonathan Crow (Violin); Paul Stewart (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1925