Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. He was influenced early in his life by the work of Frédéric Chopin, and he composed works that feature melodic and tonal aspects.
Scriabin was born on January 6, 1872 in Moscow, and he died in the same city on April 27, 1915.
On this new CD, we get to hear the following:
Scriabin: The Ten Piano Sonatas and Fantasy
Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-10
Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28
Performed by Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
The progression of Scriabin’s work as reflected in his ten piano sonatas chronicle the development and unfolding of a unique voice which to this day sings unlike any other in musical history. Garrick Ohlsson offers strong readings of these ever-fascinating works.
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of excellent interpretive and technical powers. Garrick Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, and this “Complete Scriabin Sonatas” joins his “Complete Beethoven Sonatas” and “Complete Scriabin Etudes” on the Bridge Records label.
Here is Garrick Ohlsson performing Scriabin’s Etude Op. 2 number 1: