Piano Sonata No 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83 (1942) (occasionally called the “Stalingrad”) is the second of the three “War Sonatas” written by Sergei Prokofiev. The sonata was first performed on 18 January 1943 in Moscow by Sviatoslav Richter. The Precipitato finale is a toccata, which boldly affirms the key of the sonata through a more diatonic harmonic language than found in the first movement.
Prokofiev’s Full Sonata No 7, live in Tokyo by Martha Argerich
I. Allegro inquieto 00:00
II. Andante caloroso 07:25
III. Precipitato 12:43