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The Scriabin Recordings / Joseph Villa


Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 30  
Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

American pianist Joseph Villa (1948-1995) was one of the major talents emerging from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sasha Gorodnitzky. Later he studied with Claudio Arrau, who greatly supported him. He enjoyed an international career as a soloist and accompanist of A.O. Jessey Norman and Mstislav Rostropovich, until his life was tragically cut short as a victim of AIDS. His Liszt recordings won him the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque Liszt of Budapest. His Scriabin recordings for the label Dante enjoy a near legendary status: the sizzling passion, tenderness and fury of this music in Villa’s performance are still memorable. These recordings have been unavailable for a long time, and Piano Classics plans further reissues of Read more Villa’s unique recordings.

Recording: 1986 (CD 1) 1989 (CD 2), Studio RCA, New York
Producer: Andre? Gauthier
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; Russia 
3.
Počmes (2) for Piano, Op. 71 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
4.
Počmes (2) for Piano, Op. 63 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
5.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 59 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
6.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 57 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
7.
Mazurkas (10) for Piano, Op. 3 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Moscow 
8.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 

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