Kabalevsky: 24 Preludes, Op.38; Sonatina in C major, Op.13 No.1 (1930); Sonata No.3, Op 46 (1945) - Murray McLaughlin
“McLachlan makes a persuasive case for the 24 Preludes, Op.38. Each is based on a folk-tune, and in No.13 (f-sharp minor) we encounter the theme made famous by Stravinsky in the closing bars of Firebird. McLachlan does the set with great fluency and clarity of articulation… also giving us two of Kabalevsky’s best-known piano pieces, the Sonatina and the Piano Sonata No.3 with its Prokofievian middle movement.
24 Preludes, Op.38 1 – Prelude No.1 in C Major, Andantino 2 – Prelude No.2 in a minor, Scherzando 3 – Prelude No.3 in G Major, Vivace leggiero 4 – Prelude No.4 in e minor, Andantino 5 – Prelude No.5 in D Major, Andante sostenuto 6 – Prelude No.6 in b minor, Allegro molto 7 – Prelude No.7 in A Major, Moderato e tranqillo 8 – Prelude No.8 in f-sharp minor, Andante non troppo 9 – Prelude No.9 in E Major, Allegretto scherzando 10 – Prelude No.10 in c-sharp minor, Non troppo allegro ma agitato 11 – Prelude No.11 in B Major, Vivace scherzando 12 – Prelude No.12 in g-sharp minor, Adagio 13 – Prelude No.13 in fisharp minor, Allegro non troppo 14 – Prelude No.14 in E-flat minor, Prestissimo possibile 15 – Prelude No.15 in D-flat Major, Allegro marcato 16 – Prelude No.16 in B-flat minor, Allegro tenebroso 17 – Prelude No.17 in A-flat Major, Andante tranquillo 18 – Prelude No.18 in f minor, Largamente con gravita 19 – Prelude No.19 in E-flat Major, Allegretto 20 – Prelude No.20 in c minor, Andantino semplice 21 – Prelude No.21 in B flat Major, Festivamente non troppo allegro 22 – Prelude No.22 in g minor, Scherzando non troppo allegro 23 – Prelude No.23 in F Major, Andante sostenuto 24 – Prelude No.24 in d minor, Allegro feroce Sonatina in C major, Op.13 No.1 Piano Sonata No.3, Op.46