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Four Preludes, Op 37

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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
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No 3 in B major: Andante
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No 4 in G minor: Irato impetuoso
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Four Preludes, Op 37
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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Details for CDA67057/8 disc 2 track 25
No 1 in B flat minor: Mesto
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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    Disc 2 Track 25
    Release date: February 2001
    Deletion date: December 2009
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