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Halos (1894) by Louis Welden Hawkins (1849-1910)
Track(s) taken from CDH55450
Recording details: June 2000
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Amanda Hurton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: February 2001
Total duration: 6 minutes 14 seconds

Quatre préludes, Op 37
composer
1903

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Op 37 opens with troubled soliloquy, but No 2 with its massive chordal writing is Scriabin at his most self-assured. Here, in the sixth bar, as Gottfried Eberle has pointed out, the ‘Mystic Chord’ is heard for the first time – that sonority which is unveiled fully in the Fifth Sonata – although it appears here conventionally spaced in thirds. No 3, a peaceful interlude, gives a respite before the wrathful gestures of No 4. The leaping octaves and tumultuous arpeggios here point directly to the late style.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

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'Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2' (CDH55451)
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