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Scriabin & Mussorgsky

Alessio Bax

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Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23  
1
I. Drammatico
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
6:33
2
II. Allegretto
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
2:38
3
III. Andante
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
4:09
4
IV. Presto con fuoco
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
5:10
5
Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
2:50
6
Prelude and Nocturne for Left Hand Alone, Op. 9
Alexander Scriabin; Alessio Bax
2:43
Pictures at an Exhibition  
7
I. Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:22
8
II. Gnomus
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
2:51
9
III. Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
0:45
10
IV. Il Vecchio Castello
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
4:03
11
V. Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
0:23
12
VI. Tuileries
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
0:58
13
VII. Bydlo
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
3:10
14
VIII. Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
0:43
15
IX. Ballet des pouissins dans leur coques
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:06
16
X. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
2:13
17
XI. Promenade
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:13
18
XII. Limoges - Le Marché
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:17
19
XIII. Catacombae
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:45
20
XIV. Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
1:40
21
XV. La Cabane sur des Pattes de Poule, ‘Baba-Yaga’
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
3:15
22
XVI. La Grande Porte de Kiev
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
4:54
23
Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. by Chernov/Bax)
Modest Mussorgsky; Alessio Bax
10:23
Total Playing Time    66:04
Pianist Alessio Bax performs Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 3, Prelude for Left Hand Alone and Etude Op. 2 along with Mussorgsky’s beloved Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on the Bare Mountain, the latter in an original arrangement by the pianist himself. Given that Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition may be better known than Mussorgsky’s original piano score, Bax sought to develop his own unique interpretation.

"I wanted to go back to the original version (of Pictures at an Exhibition), as if trying to clear my ears of the beautiful colours of the Ravel, and dig out the typically Russian colors that I think are embedded within the piano score. I was fueled by years of studying Russian piano, orchestral and chamber music and by my extensive travels all across Russia."
- Alessio Bax
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