ClassicsOnline Home » PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (Silocea) > Review List

PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (Silocea)

Composer(s):Prokofiev, Sergey
Artist(s) Silocea, Alexandra, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue AV2183
Label Avie Records
Quality   320kbps


Prokofiev interpretation has entered its age of enlightenment
Review By JT80484,May 2011

This is a very fascinating account of Prokofiev's first 5 sonatas, positioning itself among the very top of what is available on the market.

Alexandra Silocea's approach is rooted in an exceptionally refined musicianship of the highest level. Her playing is characterised by crystal clear articulation, careful phrasing, a broad scope of colours and dynamics. Moreover, she handles the music with a strikingly refreshing rationality. Her Prokofiev is indeed slightly undercooled, avoids undue emotional or temperamental outbursts (knowing Prokofiev's own views she certainly makes an important point here), chooses tempos intelligently and maintains them consistently. The latter is especially conspicuous in places where many other pianists have made us expect accelerating or more....


Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
1:30:56 PM Thursday, July 02, 2015  -207-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!