Sonata Op. 94
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
For flute and piano
Published by Hal Leonard
I. Andantino | II. Scherzo | III. Andnate | IV. Allegro con brio
In the summer of 1943, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) completed his Sonata in D for Flute and piano, Op. 94, a piece in Classical style, written when the composer was also working on the music for “Ivan the Terrible.” The Sonata received its first public performance in Moscow on December 7, 1943, with Nikolai Kharkovsky, flute, and Sviatoslav Richter, piano.
Prokofiev transcribed the flute part for violin in 1944. This version was first performed by David Oistrakh, violin, and Lev Oborin, piano, on June 17, 1944. Later the piece was published as the Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Op. 94 bis.
The present edition has been thoroughly edited and contains both the flute and violin versions in the piano score. The variations between the two versions in regard to tempo and technique can be clearly distinguished.