This is an intriguing disc of music by Sergei Prokofiev, all of which has been arranged by various hands for violin and piano duo. The program includes excerpts from the ballets Cinderella and The Stone Flower , the waltz from the opera War and Peace , and an arrangement of 20 of the Visions Fugitives , Op. 22, originally for solo piano (which were also transcribed for string orchestra). Some famous names are among the arrangers, such as Nathan Milstein (for Tales of an Old Grandmother No 2), and Jascha Heifetz, who is responsible for the best known transcription, that of the March from the opera The Love of Three Oranges .

Prokofiev by Arrangement

Because Prokofiev’s melodic and harmonic profile is so distinctive, these arrangements are more effective than they might be for other composers. The success...