Prokofiev – Sonata No 7, 3rd Movement – Wang, Piano

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.

This is obvious from the very beginning, with simple B♭ major triads repeated over and over again. Despite a wide range of performance tempos chosen by different pianists, the effect is nevertheless imposing and exciting.

Prokofiev’s Works by Yuja Wang

Toccata

Prokofiev - Toccata in D minor - Wang, Piano
Toccata in D minor

Piano Concerto No 3

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major - Wang, Piano
Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major

Piano Concerto No 2

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor - Wang, Piano
Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor

Sonata No 7, 3rd Movement: Others Performances

Argerich

Martha Argerich performs the third and last movement from Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major
Sonata No. 7 – Martha Argerich

Pollini (sheet music)

Prokofiev - Sonata No 7, 3rd movement - Pollini, Piano
Sonata No. 7 – Maurizio Pollini

Sokolov

Grigory Sokolov performs the third and last movement from Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major
Sonata No. 7 – Grigory Sokolov

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