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Deux préludes, Op 67


The two preludes Op 67 (1912–13) come from the time of the last sonatas and with their rarified dynamic level provide a welcome contrast. The first circles mysteriously around the same few enigmatic harmonies; the second, with its rapid, velvety, chromatic left hand, led the early biographer A E Hull to write in 1916 of a vision of ‘hundreds of multi-coloured night moths fluttering about in the semi-darkness’.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

De la même période que les dernières sonates, les deux préludes de l’opus 67 (1912–13) présentent avec leur niveau sonore raréfié un heureux contraste. Le premier tourne mystérieusement autour des quelques mêmes harmonies énigmatiques; le second, avec sa main gauche véloce, veloutée et chromatique, a conduit un des premiers biographes, A E Hull, à évoquer en 1916 une vision de «centaines de papillons nocturnes multicolores tournoyant dans le clair-obscur».

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

Die beiden Préludes op. 67 (1912/13) stammen aus der Zeit der letzten Sonaten und bieten mit ihrem besonderen dynamischen Niveau einen willkommenen Kontrast. Das erste kreist geheimnisvoll um wenige, immer gleiche änigmatische Harmonien; das zweite mit seiner flinken, samtweichen, chromatischen linken Hand hat Skrjabins frühen Biographen A.E. Hull veranlaßt, 1916 die Vorstellung niederzuschreiben, daß „Hunderte bunter Nachtfalter im Halbdunkel umherflattern“.

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


Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2
CDH554515 January 2015 Release


No 1: Andante
Track 42 on CDH55451 [1'51] 5 January 2015 Release
No 2: Presto
Track 43 on CDH55451 [1'09] 5 January 2015 Release

Track-specific metadata for CDA67057/8 disc 2 track 42

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 42
    Release date: February 2001
    Deletion date: December 2009
    2CDs Superseded by CDH55450
  2. Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2 (CDH55451)
    Disc 1 Track 42
    Release date: 5 January 2015
    5 January 2015 Release
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