Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mikhail Pletnev Plays Alexander Scriabin

The coolly flawless Mikhail Pletnev seemed an odd match for Scriabin when this recording was released in 1997, but the recording was very successful and made a good candidate for reissue by Virgin Classics in its budget-priced series in 2010. For those who prize Scriabin for his shadowy mysticism, this may be a little dry. Pletnev trims back the hazy exterior from Scriabin's music, and what he finds is that the layer underneath is equally lovely and quite rigorous. The program is divided into three parts : the Chopin-like but restless 24 Preludes, Op. 11, the Piano Sonatas n° 4 and n° 10, and a group of short pieces from the mid-1900s decade, roughly contemporaneous with The Poem of Ecstasy. Pletnev picks out the moments of tension and experimentation in the preludes, and his Piano Sonata n° 10 matches Scriabin's own sublimely bizarre description of the work : "The insects are born of the sun which nourishes them. They are kisses of the sun, like my Tenth Sonata." If you've heard a really gloriously murky performance of Scriabin and fallen in love, sample Pletnev's scalpel-like readings before buying, but like so much of this pianist's output they're very stimulating. Concise but very informative booklet notes are in English, French, and German.
James Manheim

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/scriabin-24-preludes-piano-sonatas-4-10-mw0001815705

Mikhail Pletnev
Plays
Alexander Scriabin
(1875-1915)

Tracks

24 Préludes, Op. 11
Part. I (1888-1896)
1 N° 1 in C Major (Vivace)  1:12
2 N° 2 in A minor (Allegretto)  2:30
3 N° 3 in G major (Vivo)  0:55
4 N° 4 in E minor (Lento)  1:50
5 N° 5 in D major (Andante cantabile)  1:32
6 N° 6 in B minor (Allegro)  0:57
Part. II (1894-1896)
7 N° 7 in A Major (Allegro assai)  0:57
8 N° 8 in F-Sharp minor (Allegro agitato)  2:25
9 N° 9 in E major (Andantino)  1:24
10 N° 10 in C-Sharp minor (Andante)  1:18
11 N° 11 in B major (Allegro assai)  1:41
12 N° 12 in G-Sharp minor (Andante)  1:39
Part. III (1895)
13 N° 13 in G-Flat major (Lento)  1:27
14 N° 14 in E-Flat minor (Presto)  0:58
15 N° 15 in D-Flat major (Lento)  1:48
16 N° 16 in B-Flat minor (Misterioso)  2:02
17 N° 17 in A-Flat major (Allegretto)  0:39
18 N° 18 in F minor (Allegro Agitato)  0:54
Part. IV (1895-1896)
19 N° 19 in E-Flat major (Affetuoso)  1:28
20 N° 20 in C minor (Appassionato)  1:05
21 N° 21 in B-Flat major (Andante)  1:47
22 N° 22 in G minor (Lento)  1:14
23 N° 23 in F major (Vivo)  0:40
24 N° 24 in D minor (Presto)  1:05

Sonata n° 4 in F-Sharp major, Op. 30
25 I. Andante  3:11
26 II. Prestissimo volando  5:32

27 Sonata n° 10, Op. 70  12:57

28 Prelude in A minor, Op. 51 n° 2  2:14

29 Prelude in F major, Op. 49 n° 2  0:53

30 Rêverie, Op. 49  n° 3  1:20

Trois Morceaux, Op. 45
31 Feuillet d'album  1:21
32 Poème fantasque  0:35
33 Prélude  1:23

34 Poème languide, Op. 52 n° 3  1:06

35 Danse languide, Op. 51 n° 4  1:00

Deux Morceaux, Op. 57
36 Désir  1:05
37 Caresse dansée  1:52

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Mikhail Pletnev - p

Recorded at St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol ; January 29/31, 1996

3 comments:

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

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Pedro

Historicus said...

These two CDs are probably upsampled MP3 files.

I tested them through with auCDtect (CD records authenticity detector, version 0.8.2) and the results are 100% MPEG of both discs.

It means that all higher frequencies are probably cut and by the way it's not an historical recording. Maybe it can be a free downloaded version? and it's not an historical recording.
---cut here----
FILE: 15. Sonata in D major, K214.wav
Size: 45443270 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 14. Sonata in D minor, K213.wav
Size: 81226598 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 13. Sonata in A major, K404.wav
Size: 93739238 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 12. Sonata in A minor, K3.wav
Size: 33615058 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 11. Sonata in D minor, K9.wav
Size: 42390370 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 10. Sonata in F major, K17.wav
Size: 46762742 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 90%
FILE: 09. Sonata in F minor, K519.wav
Size: 34210118 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 08. Sonata in C-Sharp minor, K247.wav
Size: 79627250 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 07. Sonata in A major, K24.wav
Size: 51708998 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 06. Sonata in E major, K380.wav
Size: 60658358 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 05. Sonata in B minor, K27.wav
Size: 39031718 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 04. Sonata in G major, K284.wav
Size: 20552054 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 03. Sonata in G major, K283.wav
Size: 50591798 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 02. Sonata in D minor, K1.wav
Size: 23238034 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 91%
FILE: 01. Sonata in D major, K443.wav
Size: 51567878 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%

FILE: 16. Sonata in D major, K29.wav
Size: 63290248 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 15. Sonata in G major, K259.wav
Size: 43364104 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 14. Sonata in G minor, K8.wav
Size: 51410292 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 99%
FILE: 13. Sonata in G major, K523.wav
Size: 27695080 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 99%
FILE: 12. Sonata in B minor, K173.wav
Size: 57483160 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 11. Sonata in F-Sharp minor, K25.wav
Size: 62485876 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 99%
FILE: 10. Sonata in A major, K113.wav
Size: 38944696 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 09. Sonata in D minor, K141.wav
Size: 36049384 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 08. Sonata in A major, K268.wav
Size: 49474600 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 07. Sonata in F minor, K387.wav
Size: 27060040 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 89%
FILE: 06. Sonata in F minor, K386.wav
Size: 25926376 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 05. Sonata in C minor, K11.wav
Size: 35449624 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 99%
FILE: 04. Sonata in G major, K520.wav
Size: 46981480 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 99%
FILE: 03. Sonata in B minor, K87.wav
Size: 74695096 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 02. Sonata in G major, K146.wav
Size: 34132504 Accuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%
FILE: 01. Sonata in D major, K96.wav
Size: 52880296 HAccuracy: -m0
Conclusion: MPEG 100%