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Track(s) taken from CDH55450

Quatre préludes, Op 31


Piers Lane (piano)
Recording details: June 2000
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Amanda Hurton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: February 2001
Total duration: 5 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Halos (1894) by Louis Welden Hawkins (1849-1910)


'Captivating, alluring performances from Lane, who captures the Chopinesque incandescence and brevity of the early Préludes with a magical sureness of touch that clarifies and illuminates even the blackest of pages' (BBC Music Magazine)
The four faces of Op 31 reveal characteristic Scriabin moods: Wagnerian opulence in No 1, imperious gestures and rhythms in the ‘con stravaganza’ of No 2, a shadowy chase ending in tragedy in No 3, and a strong flavour of harmonic experimentation in the brief No 4.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2001

Les quatre faces de l’opus 31 révèlent des traits du caractère scriabinesque : une opulence wagnérienne dans le no1, des gestes et rythmes impérieux dans le no2 «con stravaganza», une poursuite fantomatique qui se termine en tragédie dans le no3 et une forte saveur d’expérimentation harmonique dans le no4 tout en concision.

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

Die vier Gesichter von op. 31 zeigen für Skrjabin typische Stimmungen: Wagnersche Opulenz in Nr. 1, gebieterische Gesten und Rhythmen unter der Bezeichnung „con stravaganza“ in Nr. 2, eine schemenhafte Jagd mit tragischem Ausgang in Nr. 3 und ein starker Beigeschmack von experimenteller Harmonik im kurzen Prélude Nr. 4.

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

Other albums featuring this work

Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2
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