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best performance for each scriabin sonata? (Read 17822 times)

Offline john11inc

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Re: best performance for each scriabin sonata?
«Reply #50 on: January 11, 2011, 10:41:44 PM »
Thanks for posting attempt Feinberg's attempt at playing Scriabin 5. He totally chickens out of the last three bars, so I don't know why you consider it a definitive recording. Maybe because he plays it faster than average?

Thanks for posting attempt your attempt at posting.

If anything, "chickening out" is the absolute opposite of what happens at the end of this performance.  I mean, what.  Besides, are the last three bars that important to you, for some reason?  Regardless, is English your first language?  I specifically mentioned that I considered this a definitive interpretation, and not recorded performance.  I made that quite clear.
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Re: best performance for each scriabin sonata?
«Reply #51 on: January 15, 2012, 11:16:39 PM »
Only just now has the DCMA restriction on youtube been lifted on Laredo's set, so I figured I would post one, since most people won't have heard her interpretations (very expensive set, and not available for download anywhere that I could find):

Definitely the most sonorous.  I cannot listen to Hamelin, Szidon, Horowitz etc. after this, because this makes them just sound like banging.  There isn't a lot of focus on development, but the color and mood I think are perfect for this piece.

I don't think she quite has the technique for No. 8, but her Nos. 7 and 10 are incredible.  No. 6 is my favorite of the Sonatas, but her interpretation isn't so great, for some reason, even though it seems like it was tailor-made for her.  Her No. 4 is perfect, though.

I would say:
No. 4- Laredo
No. 5- Feinberg
No. 6- Richter
No. 7- Laredo
No. 8- Hamelin
No. 9- Laredo
No. 10- Sofronitsky