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Scriabin Piano Concerto
« on: January 06, 2016, 08:58:10 AM »
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 09:39:58 AM »
I love Scriabin but never could really get into this piece for some reason, undoubtedly beautiful though it is.

Usual suspects would be Ugorski/Boulez, Ashkenazy/Maazel, Demidenko/Lazarev and Feinberg/Gauk or Neuhaus/Golovanov of historical ones. There is new recording by Sudbin which could be decent.
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 09:48:12 AM »
The Ashkenazy/Maazel is wonderful.
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 10:14:28 AM »
Hands down, the Demidenko/Lazarev. Demidenko gives a passionate performance (marvelous phrasing and tone) and, more importantly, adheres to the sui generis sensibility that this work demands. Nobody else has reached this level of incandescence yet (and I have heard them all). The CD has a superb Tchaikovsky 1 as a companion piece which still manages to be in my top 5, maybe even top 3.

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 11:00:19 AM »
I really admire the Postnikova/Rozhdestvensky on Chandos, but also the Ashkenazy/Maazel on Decca. Two stellar performances that I wouldn't want to be without. I haven't heard the Demidenko/Lazarev which Wanderer mentioned. Must seek this one out.
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 11:04:11 AM »
Definitely the Demidenko for me. And this is a piece I adore.

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 11:48:56 AM »
I tend to like the Bashkirov/Kondrashin and Ponti/Drewanz - both old and with a not very good sound.

It´s been too long since I last heard Stanislav Neuhaus/Dubrovski and Neuhaus/Golovanov for me to say anything.

I also have Ugorski/Boulez and B-Skoda/Swoboda.

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 04:39:39 PM »
Anybody know this performance?

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 11:12:39 PM »
Another vote for Demidenko & Lazarev.
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2016, 07:49:41 PM »
I started in with the first CD of this budget box tonight.  The PC is on CD 2, so I will probably listen to it tomorrow.  Oppitz is the soloist.

Performance dates from 1993.

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2016, 08:11:58 PM »
I started in with the first CD of this budget box tonight.  The PC is on CD 2, so I will probably listen to it tomorrow.  Oppitz is the soloist.

Performance dates from 1993.

Thanks, Jeffrey! Please let us know what you think of that set?
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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 08:35:55 PM »
I have only heard Ugorski/Boulez - and like it - though I would be open to other interpretations. Sounds like Demidenko is getting high praise. (Most of the time I am not willing to "listen through" mediocre sound.)

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 08:45:37 PM »
Thanks, Jeffrey! Please let us know what you think of that set?

CD1....Symphony 1 and Poeme d'Extase....lush to the point of almost but not quite toppling over itself. 

Bear in mind that it had been so long since I listened to the PC that I have no memory of it!  I think I have the Ashkenazy recording and no other.

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2016, 08:11:33 AM »
I started in with the first CD of this budget box tonight.  The PC is on CD 2, so I will probably listen to it tomorrow.  Oppitz is the soloist.

Performance dates from 1993.

The PC is unexpectedly (in comparison to the symphonies) restrained and meditative. 

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Re: Scriabin Piano Concerto
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2016, 08:33:08 AM »
The PC is unexpectedly (in comparison to the symphonies) restrained and meditative.

Thanks again!
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