Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Nikolai Golovanov, Alexander Scriabin|
The Art of Nikolai Golovanov, Vol. II: Alexander Scriabin: The Complete Symphonies
Get this set if you can't find the Dante...
Ryan Kouroukis | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"***This is a review for an unlisted 3CD set (I randomly found in Toronto) of Golovanov conducting complete Scriabin on Dante Productions LYS#551-553 released in 1999 [...]***
I've studied these works for years...I never knew I didn't know them until I heard Golovanov!!! I was literally blown off the ground by them!
I've never heard of Golovanov until now, and his Scriabin is incredibly mighty, almost tornado like. He understands Scriabin's un-grounded language like no other. He doesn't care about bringing out details, subtleties and unnecesary refinements like other conductors. He just brings you passion, firey mystery, and hard strength...I've never heard Scriabin played with less beauty and with only Luciferic monumentality!
I've even never heard piano playing (Heinrich Neuhaus in the concerto and Alexandre Goldweiser in Prometheus) played to such intense calibre...they even seem to be intoxicated by Scriabin's ideas! Absolutely incredible!
These historical recordings were done from 1946-1949 and actually are in very contricted, but big mono... if you can look past that superficiality, you'll find that these perfomances (in my opinion) are actually riding off the same spirit Scriabin was under the influence of when writing them!
I've never understood the spirit of Scriabin until now...until Golovanov!
I can't believe I survived these performances!...You better be sitting down, that's all I say..."