Alina Ibragimova performs Prokofiev Violin Sonatas



‘There are revelations in the outer movements [of Sonata No. 1]: never have I heard the violin’s tentative B minor melodising as so much the heart of the preludial Andante assai – it’s equal in effect to what Prokofiev described as the ‘wind in the graveyard’ rushings which appear at the end of the movement and return so strikingly at the end of the work – and the way the scherzo’s abrasive insistence returns in the piano bass of the finale is truly hair-raising.’ David Nice


Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Five Melodies, Op. 35bis
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67514


For a full review of this release, pick up an August issue of BBC Music Magazine

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