Piano Sonata No. 2 (Kabalevsky)

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Dmitry Kabalevsky's Piano Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 45 was composed in 1945 and dedicated to Emil Gilels. It is the most vast and dramatic of Kabalevsky's three sonatas. A War Sonata such as Sergei Prokofiev's trilogy, its first movement has been compared to that of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7.[1]


  1. Allegro moderato. Festivamente - Allegro molto - Festivamente (poco piú mosso del tempo I) - Largamente, drammatico.
  2. Andante sostenuto - Pochissimo piú mosso - Tempo I.
  3. Presto assai.


  1. ^ François-René Tranchefort et al., Guide de la musique de piano et clavecin. Page 436 - Dmitri Kabalevsky, by André Lischke.