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Six préludes, Op 13
composer
1895

Recordings
'Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 1' (CDH55450)
Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 1
CDH55450  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release  
Details
No 1 in C major: Maestoso
Track 27 on CDH55450 [2'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release
No 2 in A minor: Allegro
Track 28 on CDH55450 [0'44] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release
No 3 in G major: Andante
Track 29 on CDH55450 [1'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release
No 4 in E minor: Allegro
Track 30 on CDH55450 [1'13] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release
No 5 in D major: Allegro
Track 31 on CDH55450 [1'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release
No 6 in B minor: Presto
Track 32 on CDH55450 [1'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 5 January 2015 Release

Six préludes, Op 13
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Op 13 No 1 is a solemn chorale, No 2 an airborne moto perpetuo, No 3 reflective and still, with a delightful tertiary harmonic shift, No 4 agitated (here each hand gets a chance to provide the semiquaver movement), No 5 a gentle study in sixths rather like the A major Etude, Op 8 No 6, and No 6, a fine buildup in octaves with some kinship to Op 8 No 9 in C sharp minor, rounds off the set – both pieces attain grand climaxes but have quiet ‘dissolving’ endings, a characteristic feature of the later sonatas.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

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