Last week I had birthday and I bought a 9 CDs box for myself 8) The Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition which is really new on the German market! At first I listened to the first and second CD which have all Scriabin live program (all recordings here are live!) and I became totally enthusiastic about him. Now I can understand why Richter called him "a god". He has never any exaggeration, but plays all things (I also heard him playing Chopin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Liszt from this edition) so naturally and so comfortably, but always shows what the very soul of each piece is, as if he created all of them. He has a perfect technique, but his performances sound really different from the super virtuosos of our time. After I heard his Scriabin, I feel I experienced the true essence of Scriabin... (But these CD include only the first movement of the second sonata, not the presto. Strange. Does it mean he really played only the andante of this sonata on a recital??) But (the booklet says) he never heard Scriabin's performance, even though he married the pianist daughter of Scriabin.