Saturday 6 June 2015

Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 & The Poem of Ecstasy - Classical CD Choice



"That neglect is remedied with this overwhelming performance, as orgiastic as the composer might have wished."

A very brief yet incredible review of our latest release 'Scriabin-Symphony No.1 & The Poem of Ecstasy' with Mikhail Pletnev and Russian National Orchestra from Barry Forshaw. The review can be found on Classical CD Choice website.

Given that the SACD medium is perfect for accommodating music of the widest possible dynamic range, it is surprising that Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy has had such a limited amount of interest in the surround sound medium. That neglect is remedied with this overwhelming performance, as orgiastic as the composer might have wished. A good case is also made for the composer’s lesser-known First Symphony, which may win new friends in this strong and intelligent performance.

Barry Forshaw