Piano Sonata No. 6 (Prokofiev)
- Allegro moderato (in A major)
- Allegretto (in E major)
- Tempo di valzer lentissimo (in C major)
- Vivace (in A minor, ending in A major)
1. Allegro moderato
The first movement introduces the main motto, where the melody is played in minor thirds and parallel major thirds. This makes the movement tonally unstable, since both A major and A minor are established. Also, the motto is accompanied by a rising and falling augmented 4th between notes A and D#, creating sharp dissonances. Thus, it already introduces the uncertainty of the work. The greater part of it is dominated by grinding dissonances and frequent modulation, further increasing the despair of the work. Throughout most of the piece, there is a lack of key signature.
The second movement has been described as having a march-like sound with staccato chords. There is also a very bouncy and jaunty character to the outer sections of the piece as well. The middle section is more melodic and a little more pensive.
3. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
- Sorensen, Sugi (2005). "The Prokofiev Page - Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat m, Op 82". Allegro Media. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
- Friskin and Freundlich. Music For The Piano (first ed.). p. 233.
- Prokofiev's Sonata No. 6 on Classical Connect.
- Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 82: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 6 in A major, Opus 82 (1940).