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Alan Loveday (violin)
Leonard Cassini (piano)
Both of Prokofiev's violin sonatas are comparatively late works, dating from the nineteen-forties. Whereas the second is an arrangement by Prokofiev himself of a sonata for flute and piano, the first (written between 1938 and 1946) was originally conceived as a violin sonata.
The first movement, Andante assai, acts as a kind of prelude; the second, Allegro brusco, is in the nature of a relentless march. The slow movement, Andante, divides melody and accompaniment equally between piano and violin; the Finale, Allegrissimo, is a brilliant movement, which rings the changes on various rhythms and ends with a reference back to the opening movement.
Deryck Cooke


Violin: Alan Loveday
Piano: Leonard Cassini
Unknown: Deryck Cooke

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