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Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 2 & No. 5 - 10 Pieces, Op. 12

Lukas Geniušas

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Through his “brilliance and maturity” (as described by The Guardian) the Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has established himself on the international scene as one of the most interesting artists of his generation. He has appeared in London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Milan's Salle Verdi, Moscow's Conservatory and Roque d'Anthéron, and with orchestras such as the Philharmonique de Radio France, the National de Lyon, the NHK of Tokyo, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the list goes on... He has chosen here a Prokofiev programme combining early works from his younger years (the Ten Pieces Op. 12 which is a junior work and yet so intimately prokofievian already!) with the work from his first stage of maturity (Second Sonata from 1912) and the work from his full maturity (the Fifth Sonata). Even better, this Fifth Sonata was written "for the first time" in 1923 after his time in Paris, then revised three decades later under the constraint, undoubtedly, of the infamous Jdanov decree which had accused the composer of all anti-Soviet evils, but also due to a very personal concern (he wanted to purify the piano gesture). In a way this work seems almost "Parisian" as it has so many similarities with Poulenc's style. © SM/Qobuz

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Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 14 (Sergei Prokofiev)

1
I. Allegro ma non troppo
00:06:37

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

2
II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato
00:01:59

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

3
III. Andante
00:05:25

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

4
VI. Vivace
00:04:31

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 38/135 (Sergei Prokofiev)

5
I. Allegro tranquillo
00:06:32

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

6
II. Andantino
00:04:18

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

7
III. Un poco allegretto
00:04:43

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

10 Pieces for Piano, Op. 12 (Sergei Prokofiev)

8
I. March
00:01:45

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

9
II. Gavotte
00:03:03

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

10
III. Rigaudon
00:01:25

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

11
IV. Mazurka
00:01:32

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

12
V. Capriccio
00:03:33

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

13
VI. Legenda
00:03:24

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

14
VII. Prelude
00:02:08

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

15
VIII. Allemande
00:03:45

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

16
IX. Humorous Scherzo
00:02:16

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

17
X. Scherzo
00:02:29

Lukas Geniušas, Piano - Sergei Prokofiev, Composer

℗ 2018 Mirare

Album Description

Through his “brilliance and maturity” (as described by The Guardian) the Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has established himself on the international scene as one of the most interesting artists of his generation. He has appeared in London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Milan's Salle Verdi, Moscow's Conservatory and Roque d'Anthéron, and with orchestras such as the Philharmonique de Radio France, the National de Lyon, the NHK of Tokyo, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the list goes on... He has chosen here a Prokofiev programme combining early works from his younger years (the Ten Pieces Op. 12 which is a junior work and yet so intimately prokofievian already!) with the work from his first stage of maturity (Second Sonata from 1912) and the work from his full maturity (the Fifth Sonata). Even better, this Fifth Sonata was written "for the first time" in 1923 after his time in Paris, then revised three decades later under the constraint, undoubtedly, of the infamous Jdanov decree which had accused the composer of all anti-Soviet evils, but also due to a very personal concern (he wanted to purify the piano gesture). In a way this work seems almost "Parisian" as it has so many similarities with Poulenc's style. © SM/Qobuz

Details of original recording : Recorded May 2018, Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach/Dobbiaco (Italie)

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