Kogan plays Bach and Prokofiev
Leonid Kogan, violin
Ephraim Koenigh, piano
Leonid Kogan (1924-1982), a Russian violinist born in the Ukraine,
is considered to be one of the greatest technical violinists. His style
is regarded as more modern while less idiosyncratic than those of some
of his contemporaries.
Leonid Kogan ranked among the best representatives of the Russian-Jewish
tradition of violin playing. He was praised for the intensity of his
sound, and the expressive range in the singing tone of his violin.
shunned publicity, and as a result his career became overshadowed by
his good friend David Oistrakh who was strongly promoted by Soviet authorities.
Here, he plays Bach's Sonata No.3 for Solo Violin and Prokofiev's Sonata
in D Major Op. 94 for Violin and Piano.
Catalog: MAR 3119
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Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D,
Op. 94 bis
1 - I. Moderato
2 - II. Scherzo
3 - III. Andante (Listen)
4 - IV. Allegro con brio
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.
3 in C
5 - I. Adagio
6 - II. Fuga
7 - III. Largo
8 - IV. Allegro assai (Listen)
Total playng time: 46:08