James Tobin wrote:
>SERGEI PROKOFIEV: THE COMPLETE PIANO SONATA. Barbara Nissman, piano.
>Includes Four Pieces, Op. 4; Toccata, Op. 11; Sarcasms, Op. 17; Visions
>Fugitives, Op. 22. Pierian 007/8/9. Previously released on Newport Classic
>60092/3/4, and reproduced by license from Sony. Notes on each work by
According to J. Scott Morrison's Amazon March 11, 2004 review the Newport
Classics re-issue was already out of print and was then made available
by a company run by a person we all know here:
Many of us remember the excitement at the appearance, in the
late 1980s, of Barbara Nissman's recordings of the complete
Prokofiev piano sonatas on Newport Classics. It was the first
complete set ever released, as far as I know, and was immediately
a best seller. Unfortunately, though, the Newport CDs are no
longer in print. Enter Pierian Records. Pierian Records is a
non-profit company, run pretty much as a one-man show by Karl
Miller in Austin, Texas and 'dedicated to the preservation of
historic recordings and obscure literature.'
Having only recently dedicated my life to Prokofiev, I shall be adding
these to my wish lists.