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Four Preludes, Op 37
composer
1903

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'Scriabin: The Complete Preludes' (CDA67057/8)
Scriabin: The Complete Preludes
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No 1 in B flat minor: Mesto
Track 25 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [2'02] 2CDs Archive Service
No 2 in F sharp major: Maestoso, fiero
Track 26 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [0'56] 2CDs Archive Service
No 3 in B major: Andante
Track 27 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [2'03] 2CDs Archive Service
No 4 in G minor: Irato impetuoso
Track 28 on CDA67057/8 CD2 [0'55] 2CDs Archive Service

Four Preludes, Op 37
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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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