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Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works

Andrew Tyson

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Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23  
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I. Drammatico
Alexander Scriabin; Andrew Tyson
6:17
2
II. Allegretto
Alexander Scriabin; Andrew Tyson
2:21
3
III. Andante
Alexander Scriabin; Andrew Tyson
4:34
4
IV. Presto con fuoco
Alexander Scriabin; Andrew Tyson
5:40
Miroirs, M. 43  
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No. 1. Noctuelles
Maurice Ravel; Andrew Tyson
4:47
6
No. 2. Oiseaux tristes
Maurice Ravel; Andrew Tyson
3:27
7
No. 3. Une barque sur l'océan
Maurice Ravel; Andrew Tyson
6:51
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No. 4. Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel; Andrew Tyson
6:01
9
No. 5. La vallée des cloches
Maurice Ravel; Andrew Tyson
5:49
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Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, Op. 70
Alexander Scriabin; Andrew Tyson
12:52
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:39
On his sophomore album, award-winning young American pianist Andrew Tyson connects two composers whose language seems to divide them but who nevertheless have much in common, notably their use of tonality, of certain unusual harmonies and of dissonance. Showcasing Tyson's talents, the programme includes two sonatas and a waltz by Alexander Scriabin coupled with Ravel’s Miroirs. The two composers lived in the same city at the same time without ever meeting: Debussy, Ravel and the French musical elite of the period regarded their Russian colleagues as crude and uneducated. Even if their approach to the piano and to writing could hardly be more different, these pieces make it apparent that they use tone colours in the same way.

"Ravel is an elegant perfectionist, whose every detail is calculated and glitters like crystal; Scriabin is like a flickering flame: passionate, reckless, spontaneous and erotic."
- Andrew Tyson
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