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The War Sonatas

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« on: July 19, 2020, 09:48:08 pm »

This is not exactly "little-known", but however -

A while ago I was driving along, switched the car radio on, and caught an extract from one of the Prokofiev "War Sonatas", and was flabbergasted by the excellence of the playing. So I wasn't entirely surprised when the announcer came on and reported the pianist as Steven Osborne. Since I HAD to order the new Rubbra concerto from Hyperion, it seemed like a good opportunity to order the Osborne disc as well. It really is astonishing how good the playing is, both in virtuosity and insight. (I was also fascinated to discover Osborne's teacher was an old friend of mine).

If you like Prokofiev, you have to hear this.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 07:55:14 am »

I'll order the disc today and let you know what I think; it sounds promising
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