All ten of Scriabin's sonatas are reprinted from an authoritative early Russian edition, abundantly displaying his technical virtuosity and dazzling emotional range. The first four pieces reveal the influences of Chopin and Liszt while the subsequent sonatas display the composer's emerging Impressionist technique and his deep attraction to mysticism.
Russian composer and pianist Scriabin is best known for his perfectly spun miniatures. This volume collects his finest pieces, the complete etudes and preludes for the solo piano. Chopinesque works include the 12 etudes from Op. 8 and the 24 Preludes, Op. 11; Preludes, Opp. 33 and 48; and the Etudes, Op. 42.
This unique volume of Alexander Scriabin's piano music combines all of the Russian composer's widely admired Poèmes, which exude the richness and complexity of his later style, with all of the earlier, more Chopinesque Mazurkas and Impromptus. Nearly 100 piano works of varying length and difficulty, reprinted from authoritative Russian editions, represent the full span of Scriabin's musical life.