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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Inside Chamber Music: Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor (Site)

Wednesday November 2, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


A haunting, chilling masterpiece, Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80 conveys the dread and despair of living in Stalin’s Soviet Union. Prokofiev compared the unforgettable whispering scale passages to “…wind in an abandoned graveyard.” Bruce Adolphe examines Prokofiev’s particular musical vocabulary in search of the composer’s dark poetic voice.

Bruce Adolphe, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs
Michael Stephen Brown, Piano
Paul Huang, Violin