Scriabin: Piano Works
Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4829034
Barcode
00028948290345
Format
5-CD
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ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
CD 1
Étude, Op. 2 No. 1
Eight Études, Op. 42
Piano Sonata No. 4
Piano Sonata No. 5
Piano Sonata No. 9
Piano Sonata No. 10

CD 2
Two Nocturnes, Op. 5
Piano Sonata No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3
Twelve Études, Op. 8

CD 3
Prelude, Op. 2 No. 2
Prelude, Op. 9 No. 1
24 Preludes, Op. 11
Six Preludes, Op. 13
Five Preludes, Op. 15
Five Preludes, Op. 16
Seven Preludes, Op. 17

CD 4
Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3
Nine Mazurkas, Op. 25
Two Mazurkas, Op. 3

CD 5
Four Preludes, Op. 22
Two Preludes, Op. 27
Four Preludes, Op. 31
Four Preludes, Op. 33
Three Preludes, Op. 35
Four Preludes, Op. 37
Four Preludes, Op. 39
Prelude, Op. 45 No. 2
Four Preludes, Op. 48
Prelude, Op. 49 No. 2
Prelude, Op. 51 No. 2
Prelude, Op. 56 No. 1
Prelude, Op. 59 No. 2
Two Preludes, Op. 67
Five Preludes, Op. 74
Two Pieces, Op. 57
Impromptu à la Mazur
Two Impromptus à la Mazur, Op. 7
Two Impromptus, Op. 10

Gordon Fergus-Thompson, piano

Track previews
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 6 in D-Flat Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 3 in B Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 4 in B Major
2 Nocturnes, Op. 5: No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor
2 Nocturnes, Op. 5: No. 2 in A Major
Piano Sonata in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, No. 2 "Sonata Fantasy": 1. Andante
Piano Sonata in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, No. 2 "Sonata Fantasy": 2. Presto
Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23, No. 3: 1. Drammatico
Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23, No. 3: 2. Allegretto
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 7 in F Minor
Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23, No. 3: 4. Presto con fuoco
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 8 in E-Flat Major
Sonata, Op. 30, No. 4
Sonata, Op. 53, No. 5
Sonata, Op. 68, No. 9
Sonata, Op. 70, No. 10
Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 1 in D-Flat Major
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 3 in F-Sharp Major
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 4 in F-Sharp Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor
Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23, No. 3: 3. Andante
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 15 in D-Flat Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 7 in A Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 9 in E Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 11 in B Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 12 in G-Flat Minor
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 13 in G-Flat Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 3 in G Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 4 in E Minor
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 5 in D Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 6 in B Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 11 in B-Flat Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 10 in D-Flat Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 12 in D-Sharp Minor
3 Pieces, Op. 2: No. 2 Prelude in B Major
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 9, No. 1 for the Left Hand
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 1 in C Major
24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 2 in A Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 5 in E Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 6 in A Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 7 in B-Flat Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 8 in A-Flat Major
12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 9 in C-Sharp Minor
8 Etudes, Op. 42: No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor
Recording information

Recording Producer: Alexander Waugh
Balance Engineer: Martin Haskell
Recording Locations: Henry Wood Hall, London, UK, 1990 (CD 1), 1994 (CD 2, CD 3); Hanslope Parish Church, Northamptonshire, UK, 21–24 June 1999 (CD 4), 1–3 November 2000 (CD 5)
Original ASV Releases: DCA 776 (CD 1); DCA 882 (CD 2); DCA 919 (CD 3); DCA 1086 (CD 4); DCA 1096 (CD 5)

Reviews

‘Gordon Fergus-Thompson clearly has his hands on the nerve centers of this music, and he has here given an all-too-brief collection of revelatory performances.’ Fanfare (CD1)

‘Fergus-Thompson’s playing is very fine indeed, particularly in the more fiery movements of the Third Sonata, cleanly articulated but still warm and atmospheric. The sound is ideal.’ BBC Music Magazine (CD2)

‘For those who wish to savour Scriabin’s often bewildering changeability without having their emotions torn to shreds, Fergus-Thompson is uniquely spellbinding in this repertoire.’ International Piano (CD3)

‘The elusive character of these fascinating and neglected works could hardly be presented more vividly and insinuatingly than by Fergus-Thompson.’ Gramophone, June 2000 (CD4)