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Mikhail Voskresensky - Scriabin: Complete Piano Sonatas [2CD] (2004)

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Mikhail Voskresensky - Scriabin: Complete Piano Sonatas [2CD] (2004)
Artist: Mikhail Voskresensky
Title Of Album: Scriabin: Complete Piano Sonatas
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Classical Records
Genre: Classical
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 02:28:49 min
Total Size: 341 mb

A professor on the faculty of the Moscow Conservatoire, pianist Mikhail Voskresensky is a soulful and subtle virtuoso who never calls attention to himself but rather focuses entirely on the music under his fingers. It goes without saying that this would be an admirable trait in the music of Beethoven or Chopin, that is, in music with undeniable intrinsic merit. But is it an admirable trait in the music of Scriabin, that is, in music whose intrinsic merit is still hotly debated and thus that needs less of a executor and more of an interpreter? While the answer ultimately depends on the listener, in his two-disc set of Scriabin's sonatas, Voskresensky is clearly content to serve as the conduit for the music. In the early late-Romantic sonatas, Voskresensky projects the music's extravagant passions without seeming to be moved by them. In the late proto-modernist sonatas, he articulates the music's exaggerated sensualities without appearing to be touched by them. Although this may seem like an unworkable interpretive stance for a Scriabin player, listeners who have always found the composer a bit much may find themselves more readily persuaded by Voskresensky's controlled objectivity than by Horowitz's wild expressivity. On the other hand, listeners who have always fallen for Scriabin's unique blend of mysticism and sexuality may choose to stick with Horowitz's -- or better yet, Sofronitsky's -- Scriabin. Classical Records' undated sound is too hard and too flat to be described as truly enjoyable.

Mikhail Voskresensky - Scriabin: Complete Piano Sonatas [2CD] (2004)

01.Piano Sonata es-moll
Piano Sonata No.1, op.6
02. - I. Allegro con fuoco
03. - II. Adagio
04. - III. Presto
05. - IV. Funebre
Piano Sonata No.2, op.19
06. - I. Andante
07. - II. Presto
Piano Sonata No.3, op.23
08. - I. Drammatico
09. - II. Allegretto
10. - III. Andante
11. - IV. Presto con fuoco
Piano Sonata No.4, op.30
12. - I. Andante
13. - II. Prestissimo volando
14.Piano Sonata No.5, op.53 - Allegro. Impetuoso. Con stravaganza
15.Piano Sonata No.6, op.62 - Modere
16.Piano Sonata No.7, op.64 - Allegro
17.Piano Sonata No.8, op.66 - Lento - Allegro agitato
18.Piano Sonata No.9, op.68 - Moderato quasi andante
19.Piano Sonata No.10, op.70 - Moderato - Allegro
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