Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonatas Nos. 4-6

Matti Raekallio, piano


Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish

April 1991

Catalogue No.:
ODE 761-2


Track listing

CD 62:01
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29 ("from the old notebooks") 17:36
1 I. Allegro molto sostenuto 5:36
2 II. Andante assai 8:16
3 III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere 3:40
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major (original version), Op. 38 16:49
4 I. Allegro tranquillo 5:43
5 II. Andantino 5:43
6 III. Un poco allegretto 5:15
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82 ("War Sonata I") 27:16
7 I. Allegro moderato 8:50
8 II. Allegretto 3:59
9 III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo 7:31
10 IV. Vivace 6:44

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Press review

This impeccably recorded disc is strongly recommended.
Arved Ashby, American Record Guide, July/August 1992

A discographic coup (...) that marks Raekallio as a major pianistic talent.
Peter J. Rabinowitz, Fanfare Magazine, November/December 1991

Complete description

This CD is the third volume in a cycle featuring Matti Raekallio with the complete piano sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev. It contains the sonatas nos. 4, 5 (original version op. 38 of 1923) & 6.

Matti Raekallio is one of Finland's foremost pianists and numbers among the most sought after pedagogues internationally. For this release, he also provided the liner notes.

The complete series is available as a boxed set (ODE947-3T), hailed by Fanfare Magazine in 1991 as, "the most proficient, intelligent and compelling Prokofiev sonata cycle I've heard!"