Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Concerto No. 1

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COMPOSERS: Prokofiev
LABELS: EMI
ALBUM TITLE: Prokofiev: Violin Works
WORKS: Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Concerto No. 1
PERFORMER: Nathan Milstein (violin), Artur Balsam (piano); Carlo Maria Giulini, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos
CATALOGUE NO: 476 8612
Not bad, but not ideal either was Myaskovsky’s verdict on Nathan Milstein’s playing of Concerto No. 1. Technique and tone are peerless in all three works, but Milstein remains unsympathetic to Prokofiev’s sense of fantasy. David Nice

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