Vadym Kholodenko Plays Prokofiev

July 11, 2020, 9:00 am

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After recording the complete Prokofiev concertos, Vadym Kholodenko returns to his favorite composer. These pieces reveal several facets of Prokofiev: an outstanding melodist, a “classicist” on the fringes of the avant-garde, and eventually the herald of a Soviet realism. The freedom peculiar to the composer-pianist “with fingers of steel” is brought out in all its vitality by the subtle yet never showy playing of this Ukrainian artist. “One of Kholodenko’s two most notable qualities as a pianist are his stunning ringing tone, which allows him to leave notes hanging in the air longer than the physics of acoustics would suggest is possible.” – The LA Times