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Boris Berman, piano

The Anti-Modernists. The Russian Way

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 Op. 83

1/14/2015

Composed in 1942, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7, Op. 83 is also known as the “Stalingrad” sonata. Written in the midst of World War II, it contains some of the most dissonant passages in all of Prokofiev’s works. This, together with the nervous tone of its three movements, seems to reflect the mood of the composer, who felt threatened by the Stalinist regime at the time.

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