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  Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 5 & 9 - Sudbin
  Alexander Scriabin: Étude Op. 8 No. 12, Sonata No. 2 Op.19 (Sonate-Fantaisie), Étude from Three Pieces Op. 2, Four Mazurkas from Op. 3, Sonata No. 5 Op. 53, Nuances from Four Pieces Op. 56, Poème from Two Pieces Op. 59, Sonata No. 9 Op. 68 "Messe noire", Valse Op. 38

Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Site review by Castor November 8, 2007
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Review by JJ November 20, 2007 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
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Let’s not beat about the bush. This recording, devoted to Alexandre Scriabine’s (1872-1915) piano music, is a veritable enchantment. The program, although not ample, has been remarkably put together, with the Étude Op. 8 N° 12 and one taken from Three Pieces Op. 2, Sonatas N° 2 Op. 19, N° 5 Op. 53 and N° 9 “Black Mass” Op. 68, four Mazurkas from Op. 3, Nuances from four pieces Op. 56, Poem from two pieces Op. 59 and Waltz Op. 38. Demonstrating an obvious sense of narration, the young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin plays on a technique which, as André Leschke states, “shows a proclivity of large intervals of arpeggios, octaves and chords, necessitating fast and often perilous movement. Arch-representative of musical symbolism, follower of mystical doctrines derived from Eastern philosophies (very widespread in Russia and Europe at the time), Scriabine strives for music to attain the limits of sound intensity and expressive possibilities so as to create a climate of spiritual and esthetic ecstasy.” Following remarkable recordings of Scarlatti, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Medtner, Yevgeny Sudbin finds total correspondence between playing and thought. Delving, lyrical, passionate and thoughtful, his musical discourse envelops the spirit and senses as the composer sought. For the resemblances between the two artists, pianist and composer, are undeniable, and make this well-recorded SACD one of the best Scriabine discs in the last ten years. An unequivocal gem.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 9  

Alexander Scriabin - 10 Mazurkas, Op. 3
Alexander Scriabin - 12 Etudes, Op. 8
Alexander Scriabin - 2 Pieces, Op. 59
Alexander Scriabin - 3 Pieces, Op. 2
Alexander Scriabin - 4 Pieces, Op. 56
Alexander Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19
Alexander Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Alexander Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 "Messe noire"
Alexander Scriabin - Valse, Op. 38