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Track(s) taken from CDA67050

Deux poèmes, Op 71


Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Recording details: January 1998
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Rhodes
Release date: June 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 9 seconds

Cover artwork: Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (c1875) by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)


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Of the Deux poèmes, Op 71, also written in 1913, the first is marked Fantastique, posing ‘a tragic question’ (Sergei Pavchinsky), with swirling arpeggios, and with diminuendos which recall the dematerializing sounds of the Poème-nocturne. The second, En rêvant, avec une grande douceur, expresses with its arching, trilling phrases the upward striving of Scriabin’s world-view.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2015

Le premier des Deux poèmes op.71 (1913) est marqué Fantastique et pose «une question tragique» (Sergueï Pavchinsky), avec des arpèges tournoyants et des diminuendos renouvelés des sonorités en voie de dématérialisation du Poème-nocturne. Le second, En rêvant, avec une grande douceur, dit, avec ses phrases en arche qui trillent, l’effort ascendant de la Weltanschauung scriabinienne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Simon Nicholls © 2015
Français: Hypérion

Von den Deux poèmes op. 71, die ebenfalls 1913 entstanden, ist das erste mit Fantastique überschrieben, wobei unter wirbelnden Arpeggien „eine tragische Frage“ (Sergei Pawtschinsky) gestellt wird und Diminuendi erklingen, die an die entmaterialisierten Klänge des Poème-nocturne erinnern. Das zweite, En rêvant, avec une grande douceur, drückt mit seinen Trillern und sich wölbenden Phrasen das Aufwärtsstreben Skrjabins Weltanschauung aus.

aus dem Begleittext von Simon Nicholls © 2015
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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