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Violin Sonatas


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  • Performer: Bielov, Tchetuev
  • Composer: Prokofiev
  • Audio CD (Nov. 19 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ncl
  • ASIN: B00006L3VR
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,106 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Andante Assai
2. Allegro Brusco
3. Andante
4. Allegrissimo
5. Moderato
6. Scherzo: Presto
7. Andante
8. Allegro Con Brio
9. Moderato
10. Andante Dolce
11. Tema - Variations II-V
12. Andante
13. Lento, Ma Non Troppo
14. Animato, Ma Non Allegro
15. Allegretto Leggero E Scherzando
16. Andante Non Troppo

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I actually bought this recording just to hear the second sonata. Being familiar with the original flute version and the transcribed clarinet version, I wanted to hear it on violin. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! The piece is incredible on violin and played very well. The other works turned out to be equally high quality.
I highly recommend this CD, especially for anyone familiar with the original flute sonata op. 94 looking for a new angle on the piece. The price is great too.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
First-Class Performances March 31 2004
By T. Beers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
On this wonderfully cheap Naxos CD, twenty-something Ukrainian violinist Andrey Bielov delivers marvelously involving performances of both Prokofiev violin & piano sonatas, plus the Solo Violin Sonata (op. 115) and "Five Melodies for Violin and Piano." It's quite the gutsy recording debut given spectacular competition from the likes of Itzhak Perlman (RCA/BMG), Joshua Bell (Decca), and others. But Bielov doesn't duck the challenge, and it's clear he's already damn close to being a world-class talent. Not surprisingly, Bielov's performance style recalls that of Ukraine's most famous modern violinist, the great David Oistrakh. Which is another way of saying that you should be prepared for gobs and gobs of color, fabulous technical control, and unstinting (but completely intelligent) use of vibrato. He is ably accompanied by another Ukrainian, pianist Igor Tchetnev (age 23), who also is new to me and who easily stands comparison with Perlman's and Bell's pianists (Vladimir Ashkenazy and Oli Mustonen). Naxos provides first-rate digital sound and includes full notes about music and performers. This is a fabulous bargain that shouldn't be missed by any lover of Prokofiev and/or first-rate violin playing.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Recording June 29 2004
By Donald G. Hite III - Published on Amazon.com
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I actually bought this recording just to hear the second sonata. Being familiar with the original flute version and the transcribed clarinet version, I wanted to hear it on violin. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! The piece is incredible on violin and played very well. The first violin sonata is absolutely sublime. These are the only words that can describe the piece's beauty and genius.
I highly recommend this CD, especially for anyone familiar with the original flute sonata op. 94 looking for a new angle on the piece. The price is great too.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
New Dimensions Oct. 8 2011
By ricardo_guerrero - Published on Amazon.com
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Andrey Bielov is an outstanding violinist. He should record the entire standard repertoire and much more.
He has a large, silky tone and brilliant technique. This recording, done a decade ago now, seems to be his only recording to date, although he has apparently continued giving concerts and recitals worldwide. His readings of the two Prokofiev sonatas - the #1 which is non-standard literature, and the ever-popular #2, are fresh, interesting, and thought-provoking. He was only 20 years old at the time, but his playing sounds a good 15-20 years older. Bielov's Prokofiev Sonata #1 is my new favorite recording of it - Lydia Mordkovitch/Gerhard Oppitz recording was the one I listened to for many years, so I was looking for a good newer one, and I found it in Bielov/Tchetuev. Not many violinists play it, perhaps because the melodies are dark and sometimes border on being a little too brusque (in fact, the tempo marking of the second movement is 'Allegro Brusco'). Bielov makes some beautiful music in the long passages of slurred 32nd notes in the first movement, which has been described as being set in a windy graveyard at night. The reflective third movement is wonderful and he captures all the passion in the finale. A wonderful listening experience.
The Sonata #2 is excellent too; I've heard so many other people play it and it's nice to hear another outstanding performer put a new spin on it. The
Solo Sonata is high-spirited and the tempi and dynamics well modulated. I wish Prokofiev had written another one or two more such solo sonatas, as he really knew how to write for the violin. He was thinking of writing a third concerto but sadly, died before it was realized. The 5 Melodies are seldom recorded or heard in recitals but should be, and luckily it's recordings like Bielov's that keep them alive. I hope to hear more of Bielov's playing in the future; unfortunately he seems to be a one-hit wonder.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fresh pieces by a fresh face--all expertly done Sept. 29 2010
By Auguste O. Meyrat - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fine performance of some really pretty pieces that you may never get to hear otherwise. It's very poignant stuff that sinks into your soul like a brilliant Russian novel. I applaud this young violinist for a strong yet sensitive treatment that showcases some real understanding of the pieces. He is not mechanically unctuous and sappy like some of the bigger violinists (like a Bell, or Oistrakh tend to be); his playing has texture. He really shows his mastery in the performance of the sonata without accompaniment. He can still bring out the color and melody and refrain from senseless rhythm skewing. The production itself is very nice and clear, which isn't always a given so praise is due. I hope to see Mr. Bielov continue recording, but this is all we have of him so far.
Awesome Oct. 26 2014
By Jacob Fronthouse - Published on Amazon.com
This is the best interpretation of these sonatas that I've found. Full of high energy, passion, hard edges, beautiful colors. The recording is crisp and clear, Bielov doesn't dwell upon his own virtuosity by over-romanticizing or interpreting in a manner that shows himself off, but quite obviously loves the music he's playing and has the chops to allow that love to flow through unencumbered.

The world should definitely consider entering the first sonata into the standard repertoire. It really doesn't deserve to be relegated to the shadows of the second. It's a brilliant piece.


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