These four sonatas abound in the qualities that Prokofiev himself considered the principal elements of his art: classicism, innovation, rhythmic vitality, lyricism, and sardonic humor. Reproduced from authoritative editions, this collection features Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1 (1909), a piece of dramatic and romantic beauty; Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14 (1912), the 21-year-old composer's masterpiece in four movements; Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 (1917), a brilliant 7-minute score; and Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29 (1917), an unjustly neglected three-movement sonata considered vintage Prokofiev. Dover original compilation of four works from authoritative editions.