LEONID SABANEYEV (1881-1968): Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2 - 5 Esquisses, Op. 14, Sonata, Op. 15, Etude-Nocturne, Op. 16, Passacaglia & Fuga “Sur les Thèmes d’Apocalypse”.
Catalogue Number: 05T052
Reference: GEN 18612
Description: The third Sabaneyev piano disc in the last three years and second in this series brings us another batch of music by a friend of Scriabin and heavily influenced by that composer’s late period. The 1915 sonata was on Toccata Classics’ Jan. 2016 release but the remaining 40 minutes of music are likely new to disc; the 22-minute Passacaglia & Fuga (1925/1939) continues Sabaneyev’s propensity for grandiose, tragic and apocalyptic themes. Michael Schäfer (piano). Genuin GEN 18612 (Germany)