LEONID SABANEYEV (1881-1968): Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 1 - 4 Préludes, Op. 1, 4 Préludes, Op. 2, 2 Préludes, Op. 3, 2 Morceaux, Op. 5, 2 Morceaux, Op. 6, 3 Morceaux, Op. 7, 2 Morceaux, Op. 8, 4 Morceaux, Op. 9, 8 Préludes, Op. 10, 6 Poèmes, O. 11, 3 Morceaux, Op. 12, 4 Fragments, Op. 13.
Catalogue Number: 10R047
Reference: GEN 15380
Description: No notes, no dates of composition, just a 1927 article from an English journal by the composer himself denying that his music has any connection with Scriabin’s. Which is plainly not true, as listening to just a random selection of these short pieces will reveal. What they don’t have is the ethereal, diaphanous quality of many of Scriabin’s pieces. They are darker, more depressive, one might say a heavy dose of the lugubrious Rachmaninov but that is present in Scriabin also. So let’s not take Sabaneyev’s words at face value. 2 CDs. Michael Schäfer (piano).