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Quatre préludes, Op 31


The four faces of Op 31 reveal characteristic Scriabin moods: Wagnerian opulence in No 1, imperious gestures and rhythms in the ‘con stravaganza’ of No 2, a shadowy chase ending in tragedy in No 3, and a strong flavour of harmonic experimentation in the brief No 4.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

Les quatre faces de l’opus 31 révèlent des traits du caractère scriabinesque : une opulence wagnérienne dans le no1, des gestes et rythmes impérieux dans le no2 «con stravaganza», une poursuite fantomatique qui se termine en tragédie dans le no3 et une forte saveur d’expérimentation harmonique dans le no4 tout en concision.

extrait des notes rédigées par Simon Nicholls © 2001
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Die vier Gesichter von op. 31 zeigen für Skrjabin typische Stimmungen: Wagnersche Opulenz in Nr. 1, gebieterische Gesten und Rhythmen unter der Bezeichnung „con stravaganza“ in Nr. 2, eine schemenhafte Jagd mit tragischem Ausgang in Nr. 3 und ein starker Beigeschmack von experimenteller Harmonik im kurzen Prélude Nr. 4.

aus dem Begleittext von Simon Nicholls © 2001
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2


No 1 in D flat major / C major: Andante
No 2 in F sharp major: Con stravaganza
No 3 in E flat major: Presto
No 4 in A flat major: Lento

Track-specific metadata for CDA67057/8 disc 2 track 16

No 3 in E flat major: Presto
Recording date
16 June 2000
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Scriabin: The Complete Préludes (CDA67057/8)
    Disc 2 Track 16
    Release date: February 2001
    Deletion date: December 2009
    2CDs Superseded by CDH55450
  2. Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2 (CDH55451)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: January 2015
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