Peter Donohoe | Prokofiev War Sonatas
TUESDAY 16 MAY - 8:00 PM
Piano Sonata No 6 in A, Op 82
Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op 83
Piano Sonata No 8 in B flat, Op 84
Renowned as an insightful interpreter of Russian repertoire, distinguished pianist Peter Donohoe presents a rare opportunity to hear Prokofiev’s landmark trilogy of works in a single sitting. The so-called War sonatas were written during the Second World War and premiered by a trio of legendary pianists: the composer himself, Sviastoslav Richter and Emil Gilels respectively. Tonight’s performance follows the release of Peter Donohoe’s complete cycle of Prokofiev’s sonatas on SOMM Records, all recorded at Turner Sims.