Peter Donohoe’s CD of Prokofiev Piano Sonatas 1-5, Somm Records, is released today! The Herald has described Donohoe as the ‘ideal man’ for this mission: to record all nine of Prokofiev’s piano sonatas. For the rest of The Herald’s preview, click here.
Volume 1 has been met with critical acclaim. Gramophone has described it as ‘devastatingly effective’, declaring Donohoe to be ‘in his element’. To read this preview in full, click here. According to The Herald, Donohoe is a ‘genius…This is Prokofiev as you have not heard him’, also stating that a ‘major re-evaluation from a towering pianist is under way.’ Find the rest of this brilliant review here. The Sunday Times states that Donohoe ‘ensures that the slicing, acidulous felicity of Prokofiev’s writing is pure invigoration.’ Click here, to read the rest of the review.
Volume 2 is due to be released in Autumn 2013.