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The Outcry: Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1; Shostakovich: Violin Sonata Op. 134 / Igor Malinovsky, violin; Itamar Golan, piano

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
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Notes & Reviews:

A raw CD, a sound with rough edges, two internationally successful musicians with profile. In their new GENUIN CD, Igor Malinovsky and Itamar Golan present a disc that guarantees musical tension of the highest degree. Two of the wildest violin sonatas of the twentieth century confront each other, namely Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata in F minor and the Sonata by Shostakovich. The violin sound by Malinovsky, founder of the Dresden Residenz concerts, is multifaceted and spotless, the piano performance by Golan no less differentiated and powerful. A truly profound hour!

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Russian-born Igor Malinovsky studied with Zakhar Bron in Cologne and Zurich. He became concertmaster of the Bavarian State Orchestra at age 24 and held that position until 2005. He went on to become concertmaster of the Berlin Comic Opera and the Community Orchestra of Valenciana. He has taught at the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden since 2009. Malinovsky is a very good violinist, and he does a fine job in both sonatas. He is fortunate to have Itamar Golan as his partner. Golan is fully Malinovsky's equal in these performances. He was already familiar with the Prokofieff Sonata having recorded it long ago with Shlomo Mintz (July/Aug 1989). His long familiarity with the work pays off. You can sense his confidence. Unlike many pianists who are sonata partners, he is not afraid to thunder when the music demands it, and he brings out the oppressive atmosphere of I as few other pianists have. The Shostakovich also benefits from Golan's presence.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mendelssohn-Saal, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Germany (04/18/2014-04/20/2014).



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Works Details

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Igor Malinovsky (Violin)
  • Notes: Mendelssohn-Saal, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Germany (04/18/2014-04/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1946

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Igor Malinovsky (Violin)
  • Notes: Mendelssohn-Saal, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Germany (04/18/2014-04/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968