)", Cantata for 20th Anniv of October Revolution, Piano Sonata No. 5 in D Major: “Arise! After an anticipation-filled buildup, it finally arrives home with renewed vigor. 94a. 94a. Helen Bledsoe is a flutist based in Cologne, although her solo performances of improvised and composed music have taken her around the block a few times. The final movement (Allegro con brio) explodes with bold, euphoric jubilance. It was initially made for flute and piano, and was later transcribed for violin as Op. & rev. 94bis and find it on the shelves of record stores far more frequently than Op. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 94, was a musical work that was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1943. A hint of jazz emerges in the hazy, languid second theme. 7: 20th Century, Part 1, Dufour Performs Martinu, Prokofiev & Hindemith, Flute Masterworks: Poulenc, Debussy, Varèse, Borne, Nobis, Prokofiev, Poulenc: Sonata; Prokofiev: Sonata, Op. One of the most magical qualities of this movement is not only the range of contrasting “places” we visit, but how we get back to the “A” section. Both versions have been recorded several times. The flute sonata in D was first performed in Moscow, Russia on December 7, 1943 by Nicolai Kharkovsky (flute) and Sviatoslav Richter (piano). 94, which he had composed one year earlier for violin and piano (the violin version is called Op. Let’s listen to both versions of this virtuosic tour de force. 5 in D Major: "Arise! First, here is the Violin Sonata, performed by David Oistrakh and pianist Vladimir Yampolsky on a 1955 recording: Here is the original Flute Sonata, performed in 1975 by James Galway and Martha Argerich: Prokofiev’s First Violin Sonata inhabits a much different world. (item w16823). Flute Sonatas & Solo Works: Bach, Boulez, Aho, Prokofiev, The Great Book of Flute Sonatas, Vol. The one version has never really replaced the other (Prokofiev never disowned the original flute version, and, even if he had, it's unlikely that the world's flutists would ever have given it up), but -- perhaps only because there are so many more famous concert violinists than famous concert flutists -- one is likely to hear Op. 94 and, at the urging of violinist David Oistrakh, soon was reincarnated as the Violin Sonata No. The Flute Sonata in D was completed in the summer of 1943. The son of public school music educators, Timothy Judd began violin lessons at the age of four through Eastman’s Community Education Division. The violin version was first performed by David Oistrakh (violin) and Lev Oborin, Piano, on June 17, 1944. The trio comes across as a wonderfully fleeting, elfin wisp when played by flute; as a witty, barbed dialogue when played by violin and piano. 94a. It’s as if we’re hearing a Handel or Mozart sonata through twentieth century ears. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. The actual changes made in the adaptation for violin are minimal -- the violin can play a few half steps lower than the flute, and the violin can play chords and double stops -- but the natures of the two instruments are so different that a pianist playing the piece with first one and then the other would find that a completely different approach is needed. All Rights Reserved. For example, listen to the way the return of the opening theme is anticipated towards the end of the flowing, cantabile section, first in the violin (20:33) and then in the piano (21:00). 1 - 1954-1963, Prokofiev: Sonatas for Violin and Piano; Rachmaninov: Marguerite; Tchaikovsky: Melodie, The Man with the Golden Flute: The Complete RCA Album Collection, Romanza: Transcriptions for Clarinet and Piano, Sergei Prokokofjew, Vassili Lobanow & Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Johannes Brahms: op. 94 and, at the urging of violinist David Oistrakh, soon was reincarnated as the Violin Sonata No. 57; Prokofiev: Sonata, Op.94, Emmanuel Pahud & Stephen Kovacevich Play Debussy, Prokofiev, Ravel, Franck: Violin Sonata; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata Op. Slight visual wear (VG+), record plays EX. 94, which he had composed one year earlier for violin and piano (the violin version is called Op. The movement ends with the musical equivalent of both instruments tumbling down a flight of stairs. The expansive melody which opens the first movement (Moderato) gives us a sense of this shimmering classicism. Both versions have been recorded several times. 5: Soviet & Hungarian Works, Rampal in Prague: The Complete Supraphon Recordings, French Connections: Music of Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Uebayashi, Martha Argerich: The Complete Sony Classical Recordings, Patchwork: Enescu, Muczynski, Prokofiev, Schulhoff, Jean-Pierre Rampal: The Complete Erato Recodings, Vol. It makes a second attempt, jumping in a beat too late, which is also unsuccessful. A passionate teacher, Mr. Judd has maintained a private violin studio in the Richmond area since 2002 and has been active coaching chamber music and numerous youth orchestra sectionals.