New Album Vol vers L’étoile

Release January 2022

https://www.etcetera-records.com/album/801/vol-vers-letoile

Aleksandr Scriabin Etude op 42. No 5

2022 is the anniversary year of a great Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. He believed that his music would bring about the mystical union of the spiritual and material worlds; it would become the foundation of a new world and of reborn humanity.

In “Vol vers l’étoile” I combine works from 3 main periods of his life with compositions by Boris Pasternak, best known as a poet and writer, Nobel laureate for “Doctor Zhivago” and Nicolai Medtner -great pianist and composer, leading figure in Russia in the early days of the last century.

My wish for this CD is that it might provide an insight into the special period in Russian cultural life between the two revolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” Johan Sebastian Bach