Piers Lane brings his admired technical bravura and innate musicality to Scriabin’s Complete Études.
To listen to the complete Études as presented on this album is to hear the gradual but total transformation from within of Scriabin’s musical language from the earliest significant compositions to the final period. He began with a richly romantic and strongly emotional style centred on Chopin. After 1900 the texture and rhythmic structure of the music became increasingly intricate and fluid, while his sense of form grew ever more focused and concentrated. This provided the necessary balance to the overwhelmingly expressionistic, often erotic, urge in the musical material.