Prokofiev

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1 Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63: 1. Allegro moderato 10:51 96/24 Album only
2 Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63: 2. Andante assai 09:47 96/24 Album only
3 Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63: 3. Allegro, ben marcato 06:24 96/24 Album only
4 Sonata in C major for 2 Violins, Op.56: 1. Andante cantabile 02:51 96/24 Album only
5 Sonata in C major for 2 Violins, Op.56: 2. Allegro 03:16 96/24 Album only
6 Sonata in C major for 2 Violins, Op.56: 3. Commodo (quasi allegretto) 04:29 96/24 Album only
7 Sonata in C major for 2 Violins, Op.56: 4. Allegro con brio 05:53 96/24 Album only
8 Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op.80: 1. Andante assai 07:20 96/24 Album only
9 Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op.80: 2. Allegro brusco 07:03 96/24 Album only
10 Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op.80: 3. Andante 07:41 96/24 Album only
11 Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op.80: 4. Allegrissimo 07:22 96/24 Album only
12 The Love For Three Oranges. Op.33: March 01:46 96/24 Album only
13 5 Melodies, Op.35bis: 1. Andante 02:19 96/24 Album only

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Janine Jansen, violin
Boris Brovtsyn, violin
Itamar Golan, piano 

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor 

Janine Jansen is accompanied here by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, playing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. When she played the work with the LPO in 2012, The Times hailed her as "a violinist who is right now on matchless form ... a player that you will follow wherever she leads."

Composed in the mid 1930s, on the eve of his return to the USSR, Prokofiev's much-loved Violin Concerto No. 2 boasts the same accessible tunefulness and emotional directness as his enduringly popular ballet Romeo and Juliet, whose love music is ravishingly recalled in the soaring, songlike lyricism of the concerto's slow central movement.

For contrast the concerto is coupled with two chamber works conceived in the same decade: the stark yet expressive Sonata for Two Violins (1932) and the darkly tragic Violin Sonata No. 1 (1938-46), which constitutes the composer's covert memorial to those many friends and colleagues lost during Stalin's Great Terror and the subsequent World War.