Scriabin - The Complete Preludes Vol.1
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Label: Hyperion - Helios
Cat No: CDH55450
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 5th January 2015
WorksPieces (3), op.2
Preludes (5), op.16
Preludes (6), op.13
Preludes (24), op.11
ArtistsPiers Lane (piano)
Piers Lane’s performances of the complete Scriabin Préludes are bold and compelling, matching technical bravura with a rich vein of poetry and colour and communicating the composer’s vivid and exceptional imagination. Beautifully recorded and superbly annotated by Simon Nicholls, this set is a must for all lovers of Scriabin and the piano.
‘Lane certainly knows how to tease out the music’s textural subtleties; his emotional commitment is undeniable, as is his grasp of the poetic/virtuosic dichotomy inherent in Scriabin’s music’ - BBC Music Magazine
‘Lane is the perfect guide to Scriabin’s shimmering miniature masterpieces’ - The Independent
‘To find contemporary performances that convey … aspects of the music more vividly and with greater sympathy, as well as with a good deal more technical refinement, one need look no further than Piers Lane’s recent traversal’ - International Record Review
'Lane’s technical brilliance and assurance captures the most elusive qualities of this music, as one dream-vision dissolves into another … [his] control and balance of their veiled sonorities is wonder-filled’ - The Times
‘Piers Lane is easily the master of all this … you get the sense this music is in his blood. The preludes have been well worth waiting for’ - Amazon.co.uk
‘Lane’s flawless finger and inspired brain are totally attuned to Scriabin’s hyper-expressive sound world. Gorgeous, flattering sonics help elevate this recording to reference version status among complete Scriabin cycles. Bravo!’ - ClassicsToday.com
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