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Romeo and Juliet (1884) by Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928)
Southampton City Art Gallery / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55306
Recording details: July 1997
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Erik Smith
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: February 1998
Total duration: 4 minutes 25 seconds

'Demidenko's performance is a marvel' (American Record Guide)

'Big-hearted pianism, musically alert, technically formidable' (Classic CD)

Toccata in D minor, Op 11
composer
1912

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Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Moura Lympany (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Prokofiev’s distinctive, admirable and unforgettable genius is apparent in almost all of his first seventeen published compositions, that is to say those written during the latter half of his time as a student at the St Petersburg Conservatoire—which he attended for ten years from 1904. These include his brilliant Toccata in D minor, written in 1912 and published the following year. There is some internal evidence to suggest that the composer originally intended the Toccata to form part of his Second Piano Sonata, Op 14, composed at the same time and sharing the same tonality, but withdrew it and issued it as a separate concert piece. It appears that the first public performance of this work did not take place until 10 December 1916, given by the composer himself, in a recital that included the first performance also of his Sarcasms, five piano pieces, Op 17.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1998


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