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#1953246 - 09/03/12 04:47 AM Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ?
MiaoW Offline
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Registered: 02/22/12
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My teacher suggested me a next piece between Prokofiev's sonata No.2 and No.3, and I finally chose the No.2 in D minor op.14.

It's my first time to learn a Prokofiev's piece.

I have the book of Boris Berman discussing Prokofiev's sonatas and the edition of my score is edited by him, too.

I have the recordings of John Lill and Frederic Chiu, and I can find the performance of Richter on youtube.

Anyone have learned this piece? And any suggestion about practicing/playing/resources ?

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#1953253 - 09/03/12 05:19 AM Re: Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ? [Re: MiaoW]
wr Offline
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Originally Posted By: MiaoW
My teacher suggested me a next piece between Prokofiev's sonata No.2 and No.3, and I finally chose the No.2 in D minor op.14.

It's my first time to learn a Prokofiev's piece.

I have the book of Boris Berman discussing Prokofiev's sonatas and the edition of my score is edited by him, too.

I have the recordings of John Lill and Frederic Chiu, and I can find the performance of Richter on youtube.

Anyone have learned this piece? And any suggestion about practicing/playing/resources ?


I'd suggest listening to more his pieces from that period of his life, to get a deeper sense of his style at that time. You can look at his work list on Wikipedia, and then, using that a guide, search for and listen to things on YouTube.

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#1953255 - 09/03/12 05:29 AM Re: Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ? [Re: wr]
MiaoW Offline
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Registered: 02/22/12
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Edit: I misunderstood and now I think this will work. I'll do this tonight. Thank you, wr !


Edited by MiaoW (09/03/12 05:56 AM)

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#1953290 - 09/03/12 08:50 AM Re: Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ? [Re: MiaoW]
Tim Adrianson Online   content
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MiaoW, I think you picked the "right" one -- Sonata No 2 has always been one of my favorite Prokofiev compositions. It's really a complete summary of his early musical thinking (which in his case was from 14-20 years of age!). As others have said, it's well worth looking at other pieces from his youth -- the early etudes, the Legends, and Suggestion Diabolique. The third movement is a beautiful example of his considerable lyrical gifts, and the final movement is a laugh-out-loud funny romp.

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#2000685 - 12/17/12 01:01 PM Re: Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ? [Re: MiaoW]
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Registered: 03/22/07
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#2 is great - it has all the Prokofiev elements. Biting humor, unapologetic lyricism, earnest sophistry, controlled machine-like toccata, and admiration for classical traditions.
Look for chromatic lines, up and down, on a short and long time frame. They are key to understanding the structure of the piece.
Don't try to play it like you would play Chopin or Beethoven. Be open to trying a different type of technical approach, if you find parts that feel difficult pianistically.

GOod luck and enjoy!!

Fredericch

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#2000711 - 12/17/12 02:14 PM Re: Prokofiev's sonata No.2 ? [Re: MiaoW]
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In addition to the other good suggestions, I'll suggest this: There is great joy to be had from getting familiar with a piano work by just playing it, instead of listening to polished performances. By all means listen to Prokofiev in general: try his 3rd piano concerto, his 5th symphony, his violin sonatas. But if you're not very familiar with the 2nd sonata, you have a great opportunity to explore it, and make it your own, just from the score. It can be a lot of fun.

-J
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Beethoven: op.109, 110, 111

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