Gergiev's Scriabin Cycle
With the release of Symphonies 1 & 2, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra complete their revelatory Scriabin cycle.
Reviews from Symphonies 3 & 4:
Performance**** Recording*** ‘Gergiev has clearly taken a fresh look at the Third Symphony’s score… [Gergiev] seems more interested in underlining the Russian colours and their influence on Stravinsky.’ BBC Music Magazine
**** ‘Valery Gergiev has built a true epic in the spirit and history of Mravinsky and Svetlanov.’ Classica
**** ‘Sorcerer of sound, the leader (Gergiev) succeeds in captivating colour blends, beautiful details, and reaches a rare sensuality…the seductive power in his gesture keeps us in suspense from one end to the other of Symphony No. 3’ Diapason