Scriabin's intentions will stay with you after the music has finished; not the performers' musicianship. Jaws will not drop. But eyes will remain closed. What's more, the recordings of the Mysterium are the only ones currently available. This alone for enthusiasts of the composer is a strong recommendation for this latest CD set.
Scriabin's aesthetic matured over the course of his career he lived a relatively short life, from to This set necessarily highlights the variety of the composer's output.
In addition to the reflective — even in the orchestral and chamber works such as the Nuances [CD. Similarly, alongside the retiring and the Chopin-inspired and familiar intimacy of single-movement Eighth Piano Sonata [CD. Perhaps the greatest achievement of every one of the pianists whose work is contained in this set is that they have made Scriabin very much his own person — for all his susceptibility to earlier composers' tonal styles, and for all his apparent contentment not to step too far from the likes of Chopin and Liszt, even Beethoven in his serenity.
We end up feeling deeply satisfied that what Scriabin is content with so are we. The acoustics of the recordings, of course, are varied because they're necessarily from so many sources. They may well may jar since the music so sweeps one along with it.
Given the scope of this release the booklet has little real background. It contains all the necessary details of the music, full track listings, keys, performers and timings etc, as well as the texts of the relevant works and photos though no bios of a dozen and a half of the performers themselves.
Hugh Macdonald's six-and-a-half page essay is useful; but there's so much more to be said. Aspen Magazine. New York 2. Retrieved 14 April Scriabin, a Biography. New York: Dover Publications. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 5 February Cultural Heritage of the Russian Emigration, — Moscow: Nasledie, p. Chapter 11, 59— Yaroslvaskiy and Schetinin families at Genealogia. Scriabin As a Face. Petersburg: Liki Rossii, p. ISBN is for January edition.
The New Scriabin. Revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York, Schirmer Books, The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10 December Retrieved 9 December October Preparation for The Final Mystery. Classical CD Review. Archived from the original on 30 December OCLC Aleksandr Skryabin. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. New York: W. The Development of Harmony in Scriabin's Works. Journal of Musicological Research. Society for Music Theory. Making Music Modern: New York in the s.
Oxford University Press. Galeyev and I. Vanechkina August Revival of Alexander Scriabin in the s". Project Muse. Johns Hopkins University. Archived from the original on 11 November He was something of an exotic, eccentric, and highly mysterious composer, and is my favorite.
The printed essay stops short of called him mentally challenged, but like a lot of great composers Schumann, for instance he was. He was decadent, a believer in synesthesia which does exist , a follower of Theosophy, an extremely self-centered composer, who believed he was the unique creative force of his time and in fact his multi-media Mysterium, which he was composing at his death, was intended to bring about the end of the world at its conclusion.
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Richter in Warsaw: The Scriabin Recital. Sviatoslav Richter. Parnassus Records. Dmitri Alexeev. Brilliant Classics. Yakov Kasman.Complete sets of the Scriabin sonatas are not as unusual as they once were (e.g., Ashkenazy, Laredo, Hamelin, Szidon, Taub, Kasman). Austbo makes his contribution as well. Those who like a more docile timid approach to the sonatas will like Austbo's versions/5(3).