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Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas

A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

  • Boris Berman
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Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the worldís foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofievís work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composerís nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

 

The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofievís style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofievís complete oeuvre.  For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the compositionís details and features, and in a section entitled ďMaster ClassĒ he offers suggestions for interpretation and specific advice for performing. Berman also corrects for the first time various misprints in published scores and includes a helpful glossary of musical terms.

Boris Berman is professor of piano, Yale University School of Music, and an internationally renowned concert pianist. He has recorded Prokofievís complete works for piano solo on the Chandos Records label. His book Notes from the Pianistís Bench, published by Yale University Press, was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2001. He lives in New Haven.

 

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