Scriabin Symphony and Concerto

Here is a new recording for your consideration:

Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20, performed by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko conducting, and Kirill Gerstein (piano)

Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29, with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conducting.

On this recording the Symphony No.2 is coupled with his Piano Concerto op.20, performed by the excellent pianist Kirill Gerstein. Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s versatility has led to a powerful engagement with a wide range of repertoire and styles. From Bach to Adès, his playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity.

Gerstein’s energetic and imaginative musical personality has taken him rapidly to the top of his profession.

Vasily Petrenko is an acclaimed classical recording artis, and he has won numerous awards for his recordings of Russian repertoire, including two Gramophone awards. With the Oslo Philharmonic, he has recorded Shostakovich and Szymanowski concertos, Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, and he is in the process of recording a major new cycle of orchestral works by Alexander Scriabin, of which this release is the second in the series of three CDs.

Here is Kirill Gerstein performing the Schumann Carnaval:

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