Yevgeny Sudbin Performs Scriabin and Medtner:
- Piano Concertos.
- Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, Op. 60 ‘Ballade’
- Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20
Performed by Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting. Yevgeny Sudbin’s recordings of Nicolai Medtner’s first and second piano concertos were both widely admired, and the first CD was nominated for a Gramophone Award. His recordings of Alexander Scriabin have similarly earned strong recognition. With great empathy for, and insights into each composer, Yevgeny Sudbin takes on the challenges posed by the two works on this recording, with the excellent support of the Bergen Philharmonic and their chief conductor, Andrew Litton. The Telegraph wrote on 18th January 2015: “In Litton and the Bergen orchestra, Sudbin has found like-minded partners who are willing to follow him in the music’s liquid flow, and the result is a performance that is an exultantly truthful tribute to Scriabin’s individuality.” I heard Mr. Sudbin, age 35, perform once at a live concert. He came across as impressive, cool, with excellent stage presence, and a fine technique. I did not observe the type of emotion that gets me excited; but that may come as this young man gets more experience.
Here is Yevgeny Sudbin playing Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto, the second movement, Andante:
And next, here is Yevgeny Sudbin performing the Scarlatti Sonata in F minor: