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The Early Scriabin / Stephen Coombs


Release Date: 06/12/2007 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55286   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

None of the pieces on this disc was written later than 1894, when Scriabin was 22; all reveal a prodigious young talent heavily indebted to Chopin, with just occasional glimpses of the idiosyncrasy and perfumed eroticism that were to characterise the later composer. Stephen Coombs is the faithful and sympathetic interpreter.
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Barry Millington, BBC Music Magazine
None of the pieces on this disc was written later than 1894, when Scriabin was 22; all reveal a prodigious young talent heavily indebted to Chopin, with just occasional glimpses of the idiosyncrasy and perfumed eroticism that were to characterise the later composer. Stephen Coombs is the faithful and sympathetic interpreter.
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Barry Millington, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in E flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
2.
Waltz for Piano no 1 in F minor Op. 1 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885; Russia 
3.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 5 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Russia 
4.
Allegro appassionato for Piano, Op. 4 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
5.
Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
6.
Waltz for Piano in G sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
7.
Variations for Piano on a theme by Mlle Yegorova by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
8.
Nocturne for Piano in A flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Russia 
9.
Sonata-fantasy for Piano in G sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886 
10.
Fugue for Piano by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1886; Russia 
11.
Canon for Piano in D minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Russia 
12.
Mazurka for Piano in B minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Moscow 
13.
Mazurka for Piano in F major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Moscow 
14.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 12 in D sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
15.
Waltz for Piano in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Meltingly Beautiful July 15, 2013 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "I am not a Scriabin fan, but I can say that his early music is utterly seductive and indescribably pleasurable to listen to. I would not pass this CD up. You will find yourself drawn to its charm over and over again. Meltingly beautiful." Report Abuse
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