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Four Preludes, Op 33

'Scriabin: The Complete Preludes' (CDA67057/8)
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No 1 in E major: Crotchet = 96
Track 18 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [1'32] 2CDs Archive Service
No 2 in F sharp major: Vagamente
Track 19 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [1'25] 2CDs Archive Service
No 3 in C major: Crotchet = 88
Track 20 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [0'30] 2CDs Archive Service
No 4 in A flat major: Ardito, bellicoso
Track 21 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [0'48] 2CDs Archive Service

Four Preludes, Op 33
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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No 3 in C major: Crotchet = 88
Recording date
16 June 2000
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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  1. Scriabin: The Complete Preludes (CDA67057/8)
    Disc 2 Track 20
    Release date: February 2001
    Deletion date: December 2009
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