Performed on this recording by Alexandre Dossin, First Prize and Special Prize winner at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition, Kabalevsky’s highly virtuoso Piano Sonata No.2 represents the peak of the composer’s writing for solo piano.
It is coupled with the early Sonata No.1, in which the influence of Prokofiev is seldom far away, the bitter-sweet Sonata No.3 and the two crisply neo-classical Sonatinas.
Kabalevsky’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (8.557683) and No. 3 (8.557794) are also available on Naxos.
“Alexandre Dossin is an accomplished musician and a wonderful pianist. I had the opportunity to hear him play solo, chamber music and concertos. His performances are magnificent, with very pure musical insight and an extreme sensitivity, together with real virtuosity and a very personal way of unfolding interesting ideas. The feeling that there is always more coming makes his performances a very strong experience.”