Nikolai MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5, Sonatine, Prelude

Nikolai MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)  Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5, Sonatine, Prelude
Nikolai MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)  Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5, Sonatine, Prelude

Nikolai MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950) Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5, Sonatine, Prelude

Murray McLachlan

Catalogue Number: ALC 1245
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 73:27 DDD 1988





“the playing – intelligent and competent as before……the Fourth Sonata is at least, by my reckoning, easily the finest of the six….capturing the idealistic fervour of the early Soviet era in an idiom coloured by Scriabin, Prokofiev…..this is precisely the kind of enterprise that young artists and small companies should be encouraged to pursue.” ((c) Gramophone) “middle of the Sonatine is dark and pessimistic, quite haunting. McLachlan writes of the “enormous tactile pleasure” for the performer…his playing is both authoratative and persuasive. Perhaps this is the record to try first as both the sonatas .. are of interest and substance” (Penguin Guide 3 stars)

    Sonata No.4 in C minor Op.27 (revised version)

  • 1. Allegro moderato 12:34
  • 2. Andante non troppo quasi Sarabanda 8:16
  • 3. Allegro con brio 7:23
  • Sonatine in E minor Op.57

  • 4. Moderato 7:39
  • 5. Narrante e lugubre 6:04
  • 6. Molto vivo ed agitato 3:34
  • Sonata No.5 in B major Op.64 No.1 (revised version)

  • 7. Allegretto 5:19
  • 8. Largo espressivo 6:28
  • 9. Vivo 3:00
  • 10. Allegro energico 6:25
  • 11. Prelude & Rondo-sonata, Op.58 “Song & Rhapsody” 7:01