Klara Min reveals a natural affinity for the erotic early music of Alexander Scriabin. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B Major; Impromptus, Op. 14; 3 Pieces, Op. 45; 24 Preludes, Op. 11; Poeme in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1; Etude in c-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1 – Klara Min, piano – Steinway & Sons 30045, […]
SCHUBERT: Gesange des Harfners; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Sonatina in D; Impromptus Nos. 2; 3 in G-flat, 4 in A-flat; “Arpeggione” Sonata; Trio, “Sonatensatz” – Lara St. John, violin/ Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp/ Anna Prohaska, sop./ Ludwig Quandt, cello – Ancalagon
Join these artists for a delightful and moving Schubertiad.
SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor; 4 Preludes; 2 Impromptus; 3 Morceaux; 2 Poemes; Piano Sonata No. 10; 6 Preludes; 2 Poemes; 3 Etudes – Pervez Mody, p. – Thorofon
An audacious collection of music by the “inspired” Alexander Scriabin, including some rare repertory, brilliantly executed.
SCHUBERT: "Wanderer" Fantasy in C Major; 4 Impromptus; Piano Sonata in A Minor; 6 Moments Musicaux; Allegretto in C Minor – Paul Lewis, p. – Harmonia mundi
Paul Lewis makes indelible points in his ongoing Schubert survey, here including grand incarnations of the Wanderer Fantasy, A Minor Sonata, and assorted solo works.
SCHUBERT: Wanderer Fantasy D 760, Impromptus D 935, Impromptus D 899 – Viviana Sofronitsky, fortepiano – Cavi Music
The famous Wanderer Fantasy on a fortepiano of the period.
BACH & SCHUBERT: "Something Almost Being Said" – BACH Partitas 1 & 2, SCHUBERT Impromptus – Simone Dinnerstein, p. – Sony Classical
Her Bach this time is very good, and is matched by Schubert of an even higher order.
“Fantasies & Impromptus” – Music of PIERNE; SPOHR; SAINT-SAENS; FAURE; VERDALLE; SNOER; ROUSSEL & GLIERE – Lavina Meijer, harp – Channel Cl.
This includes the world premiere recordings of two totally forgotten composers for the harp – Snoer and Verdalle.
The joy and natural fervor of Rubinstein’s “middle period” Chopin waltzes and impromptus should bring refreshment to newcomers to his classic style
SCHUBERT: 3 Impromptus, D. 946; Menuett and Trio in A, D. 334; Andante in C, D. 29; Piano Piece in A, D. 604; Adagio in B, D. 612; 17 German Dances, D. 366; Variations on a Theme by Anselm Huttenbrenner, D. 576 – Joshua Pierce, piano – MSR
I find his playing gossamer and direct, veering neither to the right nor to the left in terms of romantic emphasis.
SIBELIUS: Valse Triste, Op. 44:1 (2 versions); Impromptu in b, Op. 5:5; 10 Pieces, Op. 58; 5 Pieces, Op. 85; 5 Pieces romantiques, Op. 101; 5 Esquisses, Op. 114 – Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano – Triton
An outstanding issue of some less-than-great music in icy clear sound.