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Scriabin: Piano Sonatas, Preludes, Etudes / Gavrilov, Ogdon, Pletnev, Trpceski

Scriabin: Piano Sonatas / Various
Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 07241  
Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Boris GiltburgAndrei GavrilovSimon TrpceskiIan Fountain,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although he wrote four symphonies and a small number of other orchestral works, the vast majority of Alexander Scriabin's (1872-1915) output was written for solo piano, and it is this aspect of his work that is presented on the two CDs in this set. One of his early influences was the music of Chopin: the Piano Concerto that he wrote when he was just 24 years old is a perfect illustration of this. The effect of Chopin can also be detected in the early Preludes that begin the first CD. It was during a six-year stay in western Europe, beginning in 1903, that his compositional style developed and became more individual and harmonically adventurous. The music that Scriabin wrote during the final five years of his life was all written for the Read more piano and reflects his mature style, making his music some of the most advanced of the time. It was whilst on a visit to London in 1914 that Scriabin suffered a wound to his upper lip which eventually led to the blood poisoning from which he died a year later. The Asteroid 6549 Skryabin is named after the composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1897; Russia 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
4.
Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 13 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Russia 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
6.
Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9: no 1, Prélude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Ian Fountain (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
9.
Vers la flamme, Op. 72 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
10.
Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
11.
Preludes (4) for Piano, Op. 48 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Russia 
12.
Preludes (2) for Piano, Op. 67 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
13.
Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 63 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
14.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
15.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 57 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
16.
Feuillet d'album, Op. 58 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
17.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
18.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Roustem Saitkoulov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 

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