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Scriabin: The Piano Sonatas & Fantasy, Op. 28 / Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Audio Samples

  1. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 6: I. Allegro con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 6: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 6: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 6: IV. Funebre $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 2 in G Sharp Minor, Op. 19, "Sonata Fantasy": I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 2 in G Sharp Minor, Op. 19, "Sonata Fantasy": II. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 3 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23: I. Drammatico $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 3 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 3 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23: III. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 3 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23: IV. Presto con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 4 in F Sharp Major, Op. 30: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 4 in F Sharp Major, Op. 30: II. Prestissimo volando $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 5 in F Sharp Major, Op. 53
  14. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 6, Op. 62
  15. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 7 in F Sharp Major, Op. 64, "White Mass"
  16. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 8, Op. 66
  17. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 9, Op. 68, "Black Mass" $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Alexander Scriabin — Sonata for Piano No. 10, Op. 70
  19. Alexander Scriabin — Fantasy for Piano in B Minor, Op. 28 $0.99 on iTunes

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 : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass"
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 8, Op. 66
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass"
>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70
>Scriabin, Alexander : Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The progression of Scriabin's work as embodied 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 titanic 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 magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Garrick Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, and this "Complete Scriabin Sonatas" joins his "Complete Beethoven Sonatas" and "Complete Scriabin Etudes" on the BRIDGE label.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purc (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purc (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purc (08/27/2014-08/29/2014).



Reviews

Purposeful performances
Garrick Ohlsson is no stranger to the music of Alexander Scriabin -- and in his hands, Scriabin's music becomes a little less strange.

Ohlsson's recorded a cycle of Scriabin's Poèmes, Études, various other solo piano works and his piano concerto. He has both the technical chops and the deep understanding of Scriabin's music to make a significant artistic statement. And he does just that with his traversal of Scriabin's 10 piano sonatas.

The works outline the trajectory of the composer's development and his increasing mysticism and/or deteriorating mental state (depending on whom you ask).

Scriabin's early sonatas of the 1890s show inspiration of Chopin and Liszt. His final sonatas, written in 1912-1913 move beyond tonality into Scriabin's mystical realm of sound and color.

Those final three sonatas can be wild, unhinged rides of technical brilliance, but Ohlsson keeps the craziness in check. Instead, his performances show the method behind Scriabin's "madness." These pieces have their own internal logic. Ohlsson uses it to bring out the inherent beauty and what I can only describe as the rightness of these works.

The early sonatas are also masterfully played. While Ohlsson's performances acknowledge the debts these works owe to Chopin and Liszt, they also keep Scriabin's voice at the forefront.

Ohlsson also doesn't get bogged down in the technical details (read: challenges) of the middle sonatas. Yes, there's a lot going on. But there's an underlying purpose to it all, and Ohlsson never loses sight of it.

The release also includes the 1900 Fantasy, Op. 28, a sonata-allegro form piece that falls into Scriabin's middle period. As the liner notes drily state, "despite pages that are almost impossible to execute, the work is intoxicating for pianists and audiences alike." Ohlsson makes the almost impossible possible and delivers a thrilling performance to boot.
Submitted on 03/13/17 by RGraves321 
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Works Details

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 6
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy"
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892-1897

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass"
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 8, Op. 66
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass"
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Scriabin, Alexander : Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912-1913

>Scriabin, Alexander : Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28
  • Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
  • Notes: Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (04/21/2015-04/23/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (05/2015); Recital Hall, Theater C, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (08/27/2014-08/29/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900