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Leonid Sabaneyev (1881-1968): Piano Music, Vol. 1 / Jonathan Powell, piano

Album Summary

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre préludes, Op. 1
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre préludes, Op. 2
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux préludes, Op. 3
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux morceaux, Op. 5
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Two Compositions, Op. 6
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Three Compositions, Op. 7
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre morceaux, Op. 9
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux morceaux, Op. 8
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Huit préludes, Op. 10
>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Sonata for Piano (In Memory of Skryabin), Op. 15
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Notes & Reviews:

For most of the past century the Russian composer Leonid Sabanayev (1881 - 1968) was known principally as a writer, not least for his publications on his close friend Alexander Skryabin (he was also a scientist and mathematician). It is only now that his own music is being rediscovered. This first recording of his monumental Piano Sonata, 'In Memory of Skryabin', cast in a single movement half an hour in length, is prefaced by a number of characteristic miniatures.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
Leonid Sabaneyev (1881-1968) was a musician and scientist with a doctorate in mathematics. He was a student of Taneyev like Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Scriabin, and was one of Scriabin's closest friends for the last five years of his life.

His own music is very much like late Scriabin. The harmonies are mystical and unusual. I can't deny Sabaneyev's talent and vision. I'll listen again to the striking 32-minute sonata, In Memory of Scriabin; the other pieces - preludes, poems, album leaves - create a surfeit of vague gloom.

Powell is, as always, terrific. There are few pianists willing to scour dusty corners of the repertory for such demanding music and play it so convincingly. Powell also wrote the informative essay in the booklet (English only).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-).



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>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre préludes, Op. 1 :: no 1 in E minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre préludes, Op. 2 :: no 1 in A minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre préludes, Op. 2 :: no 4 in C major
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux préludes, Op. 3 :: no 2 in C sharp minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux morceaux, Op. 5 :: no 2 Prélude in G minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Two Compositions, Op. 6 :: no 1 Poème in G sharp minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Three Compositions, Op. 7 :: no 2 Feuillet d'album in G minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre morceaux, Op. 9 :: no 1 Feuillet d'album in B minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Deux morceaux, Op. 8 :: no 2 Prélude in E minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Quatre morceaux, Op. 9 :: no 4 Prélude in E minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Huit préludes, Op. 10 :: no 2 in B minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Huit préludes, Op. 10 :: no 2 in E major
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Huit préludes, Op. 10 :: no 6 in E minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Huit préludes, Op. 10 :: no 8 in E minor
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sabane, Leonid Leonidovich : Sonata for Piano (In Memory of Skryabin), Op. 15
  • Performer: Jonathan Powell (Piano)
  • Notes: The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford (2014-05-25_2014-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915