Peter Donohoe’s final disc of Prokofiev piano sonatas has been received with critical acclaim. Consisting of the great ‘War Sonatas’ Nos. 6, 7 and 8, Donohoe’s Prokofiev Piano Sonatas Volume III concludes his thrilling trilogy of sonatas by a composer with whose music he has had a long-standing association.
The eagerly-awaited disc has been released by SOMM Records (SOMMCD 259).
“Masterly playing and first rate recording – highly recommended.” Birmingham Post
“One feels a profundity of thought behind these interpretations – a lifetime’s pondering, indeed – and they fly from the page… No 7’s quiet and precipitous brilliance is beautifully exemplified, and the tensely magisterial No 8’s cross-cutting of speeds is deftly contrived.” The Sunday Times
“There is a wonderful immediacy to Donohoe’s playing combined with vibrant pianistic colour, sprightly articulation, technical assuredness and musical authority which runs through every note. An impressive conclusion to the cycle.” Cross-Eyed Pianist
“An unbeatable disc… These masterly performances by Peter Donohoe are a formidable achievement bringing many insights and subtleties as well as power, authority and impressive musicianship.” The Classical Reviewer