(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yevgeny Svetlanov is well known as possibly the major living conductor of the Russian Repertoire. His many recordings of Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov or Tchaikovsky as well as other less known Russian composers always show him bracing the scores, delivering gripping interpretations. This CD is all the more important as there are not many good recordings of Scriabin's symphonies. For those of you interested in historical performances, Golovanov may be the choice, although sound quality is often limited. In the last decades, only two conductors proved really outstanding in this demanding repertoire : Riccardo Muti and Svetlanov.Hence, this disc is not to miss. Like all Russian Disc releases, it was recorded live in 1992, but sound quality is very good and audience noise is close to zero. The other piece, Rêverie, is much shorter (about four minutes), its style being closer to the romantic works of Scriabin - like his piano concerto - than to his late works. But it is charming anyway and also well played. Go ahead, you won't be disappointed."