Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scriabin Prelude no. 9, op. 11

Hi everybody, I just wanted to post this little video that I recorded yesterday.



I wanted to record it and post it because  I think the music is just remarkable. It''s Scriabin's Prelude no. 9 from his Opus 11. I haven't been practising this piece long, so I hope you can get a sense of the music from my mediocre playing and video quality. What I love about this piece is that it's so rich, musically. It's only one page long, but he packs so many notes, and thick harmonies into it. Each prelude is like a perfectly formed package. And they're so intelligently composed! I mean each one has a beginning, middle and end, and every note is important. They're just brilliant! So I hope you enjoy this quick little video. Oh and by the way, if you want to hear this prelude played by a master- Here is a video of of the great Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz playing it.

3 comments:

Runs With Scissors said...

Ooh, that's really nice.

I think I may be turning into a prelude fiend, they just seem to be really fun to play.

Anonymous said...

Gak! You beat me to commenting. LOL!

I LOVE IT DAN!!!!!!

-you'll never guess

Logan said...

I think you should post more videos!