Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 & Piano Concerto
Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Gramophone Artist of the Year 2017, Vasily Petrenko, presents another CD in the Scriabin CD orchestral series with Oslo Philharmonic
Lawo LWC1139 @ £13.25*
Following on from the huge success of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (LWC1105 @ £14.25*), the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko again join forces on this new recording forming the next in their Scriabin series.
Critics were united in their praise for the Romeo & Juliet recording (LWC1105 @ £14.25*) : “Lovely playing all round, with beautiful solos (woodwind particularly) and clean ensemble” The Guardian
And the previous Scriabin CD:-
Scriabin’s Symphony Nos 3 & 4 (LWC1088 @£13.258) hailed similar praise: “everything in the Oslo performances seems to be moving the music forward, making its final destination utterly inevitable” (The Guardian); “The Poem of Ecstasy is heady stuff, brilliantly played” (The Sunday Times).
Lawo is delighted therefore to present the next in their Scriabin series, this time with Symphony No.2 coupled with his Piano Concerto op.20, performed by the talented pianist Kirill Gerstein. Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s curiosity and versatility has led to a powerful engagement with a wide range of repertoire and styles. From Bach to Adès, his playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity.
Gerstein’s energetic and imaginative musical personality has taken him rapidly to the top of his profession. Vasily Petrenko is one of the most acclaimed classical recording artists alive and has won numerous accolades for his recordings of Russian repertoire, including two Gramophone awards.