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Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 / Matthew Bengtson, piano

Album Summary

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 6
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy"
>Scriabin, Alexander : Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1
>Scriabin, Alexander : Prelude for piano in G minor, Op. 27/1
>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (4) for piano, Op. 37
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 59
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62
>Scriabin, Alexander : Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 63
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass"
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Notes & Reviews:

Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. He continues his series of the complete works for piano by Alexander Scriabin with this second volume.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
This completes the set of sonatas begun on Romeo 7232 (July/Aug 2005), and it was worth the wait. The superlative review Bengtson garnered 10 years ago can only be echoed here. The two discs together give you 150 minutes of truly great Scriabin: all 10 of the piano sonatas and a generous sprinkling of Preludes and Poems. A glance at the pianist's website shows a complete musician with plenty of academic achievements and degrees (Harvard, Cornell, Peabody, Eastman). The 40-ish pianist is very active as a teacher in the Philadelphia area, lecturer, author, and recitalist. Based on his Scriabin alone, I will go out of my way to see him in concert.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Piano Craft, Gaitherburg, MD.



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Works Details

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 6
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy"
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892-1897

>Scriabin, Alexander : Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Scriabin, Alexander : Prelude for piano in G minor, Op. 27/1
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Scriabin, Alexander : Preludes (4) for piano, Op. 37
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 59
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Scriabin, Alexander : Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 63
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass"
  • Performer: Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912