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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin, Prelude Op. 37, No. 1 in B flat minor
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Hi David:

I enjoyed your performance of this wonderful Prelude. I particularly liked your pacing from 12 bars before the end of the piece until the last bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin, Prelude Op. 37, No. 1 in B flat minor
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:37 pm 
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A Scriabin prelude, how come?
Just kidding.
I was very tempted to hear your view of this marvellous piece, David. You drive masterfully. No doubt there. More Scriabin to follow, I suppose?


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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin, Prelude Op. 37, No. 1 in B flat minor
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:50 am 
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Hi David,

Thanks for listening and commenting. And for the compliment on my playing too.

I agree with you that this prelude is wonderful indeed--perhaps even one of Scriabin's best. This lament exudes so much sorrow and despair. I'm so glad you liked my approach leading to the codetta. Seldom do I feel the need to count in a piece, but in that part of this prelude I counted ever measure! The piece is in 9/8, so I wanted to be sure that I wasn't early or late in the execution of that thin but poignant and haunting melodic line. In the past, I've heard a couple of pianists rush through that section without even realizing that they had departed from the tempo. I think it would be easy to underestimate this piece.

Again, I'm glad you enjoyed listening!

David

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin, Prelude Op. 37, No. 1 in B flat minor
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:06 am 
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Hi Pantelis,

I'm so glad you enjoyed my playing of this piece. It's quite intense in its own way. Here on Page 1 at the moment I have posted four Scriabin preludes. I'm now working up a character piece and might do an etude as well. Following that, there's a Glazunov piece I'd like to do. So maybe some more work in the Scriabin literature, but then I'd want to move on--but I could return to Scriabin in the future, of course.

Thanks for listening!

David

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