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Violin for One

Stanislav Pronin

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Enjoy the intimacy and virtuosity of the debut recording by Russian violinist Stanislav (Stass) Pronin.   This engaging new release of solo violin works truly exposes the world to this exciting new talent.   Pronin also exhibits his concentration and prowess by performing both parts on the Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins.

Despite his young age, Stanislav Pronin has already established himself as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation.   Born in Moscow, Mr. Pronin can trace his musical lineage to the great school of Odessa trained violinists.   His first teacher was his grandfather, Veniamin Pronin, who was a professor of violin at the Odessa Conservatory and a pupil of the renowned pedagogue Pyotr Stoliarsky, teacher of David Oistrakh and Nathan Milstein.   Among his grandfather's close friends and colleagues were violinist Leonid Kogan, pianist Emil Gilels and the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich.

[1] Paganiniana (1946/54) — Nathan Milstein (1903-1992)     7.36

[2] Ciaccona, from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (1720) — Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)     14.35

[3] A Paganini (1982) — Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)     13.26

[4] Sonata No. 3 in D minor (A Georges Enescu) (Ballade), Op.27, No.3 (1923) — Eugéne Ysaÿe (1858-1931)   6.57

Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op.56 (1932) — Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
[5]   I. Andante cantabile     3.08
[6]  II. Allegro     2.50
[7] III. Commodo (quasi Allegretto)     3.37
[8] IV. Allegro con brio     5.09

        Total Time     57.23

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