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Track(s) taken from CDH55450

Deux préludes, Op 67


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: 3 minutes 0 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 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

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Scriabin: The Complete Préludes, Vol. 2
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