SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31, 6 Pieces, Op. 52, Childhood Manuscripts: Tarantella in D Minor, 15 excerpts from Pesenki, Series 2-5, Examination Fugue in D, Scherzo in D.
Catalogue Number: 11T041
Description: Live-in tutor Gliere’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano in 1901-06. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures, totaling 40 minutes here, show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. Alexandre Dossin (piano).