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Photo of Moura Lympany in 1938; courtesy of Christopher Johnstone.
Track(s) taken from APR6011
Recording details: December 1952
HMV, United Kingdom
Release date: August 2013
Total duration: 4 minutes 16 seconds

Toccata in D minor, Op 11

Toccata in D minor Op 11  [4'16]  recorded 12 December 1952

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Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Vladimir Horowitz (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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'Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet' (CDH55306)
Musorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
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'Vladimir Horowitz – The complete solo European recordings' (APR6004)
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