Hyperion Records

Quatre préludes, Op 33
composer
1903

Recordings
'Scriabin: The Complete Préludes' (CDA67057/8)
Scriabin: The Complete Préludes
CDA67057/8  2CDs To be superseded by CDH55450  
Details
No 1 in E major: Crotchet = 96
Track 18 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [1'35] 2CDs To be superseded by CDH55450
No 2 in F sharp major: Vagamente
Track 19 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [1'27] 2CDs To be superseded by CDH55450
No 3 in C major: Crotchet = 88
Track 20 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [0'32] 2CDs To be superseded by CDH55450
No 4 in A flat major: Ardito, bellicoso
Track 21 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [1'02] 2CDs To be superseded by CDH55450

Quatre préludes, Op 33
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Op 33 starts with a limpid E major and a dreamy F sharp major (a key central to Scriabin’s consciousness), but the mood is shattered by an alarming outburst of anger in No 3 (‘con collera’), and Scriabin’s burgeoning ego shows itself further in the ‘daring, warlike’ No 4. Scriabin did not live long enough to reassess the idealistic illusions besetting that era; musically, the prelude’s impetus is increased by its 5/4 time signature, a feature shared with Op 11 Nos 14 and 16.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

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