On Naxos Konstantin Scherbakov gives a most poetic account of the Chopinesque F sharp minor Concerto, which is as good as any in any price range. The improvisatory musings of the slow movement come over beautifully, and Prometeus is no less characterful. Of course, the Moscow Symphony are no in the same league as the Cleveland Orchestra, but they play with ardour and the sound is very natural without being in the demonstration category.
"This budget-priced production from the composer's compatriots certainly holds its own against all comers. Konstantin Scherbakov plays the concerto with steel and sensitivity in equal measure, and he's particularly successful in knitting together the loose architecture of the outer movements, while at the same time making the filigreed piano writing sound like real Scriabin, rather than Chopin on steroids. The performance of Prometheus isKphysically exciting and has a naturalness of flow... The couplings, orchestrations of various short piano pieces, are also captivating and unique."
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