Sergey Prokofiev
Toccata
in D Minor, Op. 11

The relentless, almost manic energy of this piece, and its somewhat sinister and violent character contributed substantially to the young Prokofiev's reputation as music's 'enfant terrible'.

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Sergey Prokofiev

Toccata
Op. 11

Key: D Minor
Year: 1912
Level: 8+
Period: Modern
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Sinister fireworks

Like many other toccatas, this is a showpiece designed with technical fireworks in mind. Prokofiev’s Toccata is a 12-minute romp, insistent almost to the point of obnoxiousness and surely puts pianists through their paces. The relentless, almost manic energy of this piece, and its somewhat sinister and violent character contributed substantially to the young Prokofiev's reputation as music's 'enfant terrible'.

Background

The D-Minor Toccata is an early work and dates from 1912 when Prokofiev was just 21 years old. The composer himself gave the premiere performance four years after publishing the work.


Forum posts about this piece:

Prokofiev Toccata by janido
Hello everyone, my first post on here.. I started looking into the Prokofiev Toccata recently, and I would have a lot of questions, but I�...

Prokofiev op. 11 by inkspot
With winter break coming up, I have some repertoire choices to make to get a head start on the next semester. Prokofiev op. 11 is currently ...

What makes Prokofiev's Toccata so difficult? by mwakin21
I've been working on this piece recently as a sort of long-term project, and I feel I've done pretty well so far with it. The note...

Good editions for Prokofiev Toccata? by yodaofpiano
I'm starting to learn the Prokofiev Toccata, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good editions. The website that I no...

toccata op. 11 fingering by pianorama
Sorry for such a mundane question, but I've recently started looking at the Prokofiev toccata (I'm considering choosing it for my ...

Which one should I play for a competition? by wilmerguido
Which one should I play and which one is more difficult for you? Ravel Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin Ravel Alborada del Gracioso from ...

Prokofiev's Toccata - fingering by lost_child
Im really looking for advice in playing this piece. :( Whats your fingering number at the climax of this song? The one with melody at the to...

Piano Toccatas! by retrouvailles
This is inspired by lontano's post in another thread. Just name some toccatas for piano (or toccata-like works) that come to your mind....

prokofiev toccata by s1d1f1
I can't start this poiece,I just can't.I don't know why,because is not that hard for reading but there are so many notes that...

Re: Alexei Grynyuk - the Octave Marvel by henrah
What's the place he's playing at? It looks like the same place this guy (Tang Tang something or other) is playing the Prokky Tocca...

Prokofiev's toccata Op.11 by Willcowskitz
Has anyone played this one? When it starts spreading with the left hand jumping up and down on the keys, the left keeps going over the righ...


Member's recordings of piece:

Prokofiev Toccata Op. 11 by can
I've posted a previous version of this toccata sometime ago. This is more recent and from a public performance. I hope you like my inte...

(VIDEO) Prokofiev - Toccata op.11 by dannyjun
Live 3rd March 2010, Kromeriz, Czech Republic, Petrof piano www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0auM4iXJPE Enjoy, comment, critise... ;) Daniel...

Prokofiev Toccata in D minor Op. 11 by jlh
This is from my senior recital in April 2005.  It's one of the most difficult pieces in my repertoire at the moment.  Hope you like i...

Prokofiev Toccata Op. 11 by jlh
Some of you may have heard it, but I never put it up for audition here yet, so here it is! The first file is from my senior recital at KU....


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Piano sheet music and recordings. This piece is by Sergey Prokofiev: Toccata Op. 11 in D Minor (published in 1912) . Level 8+, Period: Modern
Toccata Op. 11 in D Minor, by the modern composer Sergey Prokofiev. This piano piece was initially published in the year 1912 and is included in Miscellaneous pieces by Prokofiev.