Elsa Grether & David Lively – Prokofiev: Masques & Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Elsa Grether & David Lively – Prokofiev: Masques & Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:34 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Fuga Libera

“Masques”, the title of this album, is a reference to Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet; it mirrors his visionary music, so full of wit, colour and drama, that expresses every possible human emotion. The thousand characters created by the music are both actors in and spectators of their own lives by turns. The Violin Sonata No. 1 is a truly epic work; it leads us from an anguish-laden grief permeated with a gust of wind from the grave to a nostalgic lyricism — the memory of a lost paradise? — that is then driven by tremendous rhythmic energy to the apocalyptic climax of the work: we experience an explosion, a dissolution of every hope, before a return to the frozen whiteness of the beginning and an ending in resignation. The Sonata No. 2, unrestrainedly lyrical and punctuated with humour, can be seen as a contrasting counterpart to the previous work. This album also includes the undervalued Sonata for solo violin and two miniatures in Prokofiev’s characteristic style: they are filled with alacrity, humour and biting wit — an extract of life !  – Fuga Libera

Tracklist:
01. Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94bis: I. Moderato
02. Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94bis: II. Scherzo
03. Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94bis: III. Andante
04. Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94bis: IV. Allegro con brio
05. Masques for Violin and Piano (Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz) (From “Romeo and Juliet”, Op. 64)
06. Sonata in D Major for Solo Violin, Op. 115: I. Moderato
07. Sonata in D Major for Solo Violin, Op. 115: II. Andante dolce
08. Sonata in D Major for Solo Violin, Op. 115: III. Con brio
09. Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80: I. Andante assai
10. Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80: II. Allegro brusco
11. Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80: III. Andante
12. Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80: IV. Allegrissimo-Andante assai, come prima
13. March for Violin and Piano (Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz) (From “The Love for Three Oranges”, Op. 33)

Personnel:
Elsa Grether, violin
David Lively, piano

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