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Title: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Michel Parent on April 16, 2007, 06:42:06 AM
I've recently discovered Prokofiev's violin sonata op.80 on youtube, there is a video with David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter and it is strikingly beautiful. Do you know where that, or any other excellent record of this sonata can be found on cd?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Don on April 16, 2007, 06:49:22 AM
I've recently discovered Prokofiev's violin sonata op.80 on youtube, there is a video with David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter and it is strikingly beautiful. Do you know where that, or any other excellent record of this sonata can be found on cd?

Thanks.

I know of an Orfeo disc from Richter and Oistrakh having Op. 80 along with the Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: not edward on April 16, 2007, 06:55:32 AM
I know of an Orfeo disc from Richter and Oistrakh having Op. 80 along with the Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2.
I have it on the way to me. Will report when it arrives.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: RebLem on April 16, 2007, 10:19:41 AM
I wuz gonna say, the Oistrakh/Richter, which is one of two that its on the ArkivMusic recommended list for this work, and its currently on sale, to boot.  http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=9744&name_role1=1&genre=70&bcorder=19&comp_id=18827

Also, there is another recommended one available for the princely sum of $9.49 performed by Cathérine Ordronneau (Piano) & Kai Gleusteen (Violin), coupled with works of Janacek and Shostakovich.
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=9744&name_role1=1&genre=70&bcorder=19&comp_id=18827
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: carlos on April 16, 2007, 10:32:46 AM
There's an Oistrakh-Frida Bauer recording on a Praga CD
(1969). And you have a very young Perlman-Ashkenazy
on the same date,on RCA.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Robert on April 16, 2007, 10:44:34 AM
I've recently discovered Prokofiev's violin sonata op.80 on youtube, there is a video with David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter and it is strikingly beautiful. Do you know where that, or any other excellent record of this sonata can be found on cd?

Thanks.
Sitkovetsky   VIRGIN
Kremer DG

 
 
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Don on April 16, 2007, 11:46:35 AM
I wuz gonna say, the Oistrakh/Richter, which is one of two that its on the ArkivMusic recommended list for this work, and its currently on sale, to boot.  http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=9744&name_role1=1&genre=70&bcorder=19&comp_id=18827

Also, there is another recommended one available for the princely sum of $9.49 performed by Cathérine Ordronneau (Piano) & Kai Gleusteen (Violin), coupled with works of Janacek and Shostakovich.
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=9744&name_role1=1&genre=70&bcorder=19&comp_id=18827

The peformances on the Gleusteen/Avie recording are quite good, but the "swimming" acoustic could be problematic to some listeners.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Michel Parent on April 16, 2007, 11:50:16 AM
Thanks a lot for all suggestions.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: karlhenning on April 16, 2007, 11:50:50 AM
That's a piece so good, I get chills just reading the title.

Sitkovetsky   VIRGIN
Kremer DG

Hmm . . . I should check out the Sitkovetsky.  The Kremer/Argerich was one of the first cd's I ever bought.
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Robert on April 16, 2007, 02:28:05 PM
That's a piece so good, I get chills just reading the title.

Hmm . . . I should check out the Sitkovetsky.  The Kremer/Argerich was one of the first cd's I ever bought.
Karl

Im thinking it may be oop. I believe I once saw it at amazon for cheap.....Sitkovetsky warm and beautiful tone warmer than Kremer.....He has a tendency to be abit harsh.....
Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 16, 2007, 04:23:59 PM
Oistrakh/Richter on Orfeo is highly recommendable.

My fave, however, is a Philips recording with Mullova/Anderszewski:


(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/1358471.jpg)



Title: Re: Recommandations for Prokofiev's op.80?
Post by: Robert on April 16, 2007, 05:55:45 PM
I've recently discovered Prokofiev's violin sonata op.80 on youtube, there is a video with David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter and it is strikingly beautiful. Do you know where that, or any other excellent record of this sonata can be found on cd?

Thanks.

David Oistrakh inspired this piece and he was the dedicatee of the piece...FYI The sonata no. 2 started life as a flute sonata. Oistrakh helped Prokofiev make some adjustments in the flute part to make it suitable for the violin, but without altering the piano writing at all....The flute sonata op94 still is in the repertoire. The Violin Sonata no2 is numbered 94A.