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Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 & Poem of Ecstasy / Svetlanov, USSR State Symphony


Release Date: 05/02/2017 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1329  
Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“This ‘poème de l’extase is something else altogether. …this develops into a thrillingly intense, even intimidating experience. Subtle refinement is scarcely on the agenda, yet the sheer theatrical fervour of this account is hard to resist, and those malignant sneers from muted USSR SO trombones at 8:27 onwards have to heard to be believed (was this particular passage ever more evil-sounding than here?). What a pity the applause was edited out—I was on my feet long before the end!” (Gramophone) “This ‘poème de l’extase is something else altogether. …this develops into a thrillingly intense, even intimidating experience. Subtle refinement is scarcely on the agenda, yet the sheer theatrical fervour of this account is hard to resist, and those malignant sneers from muted USSR SO trombones at 8:27 onwards have to heard to be believed (was this particular passage ever more evil-sounding than here?). What a pity the applause was edited out—I was on my feet long before the end!” (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 26 by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899-1900; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 4, Op. 54 "Poem of ecstasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Russia 

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