NIKOLAI ROSLAVETS (1881-1944): 3 Compostions, 3 Etudes, Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 5, Prelude, 2 Compositions, 2 Poems, 5 Preludes.
Catalogue Number: 12L010
Description: Dating from 1914 to 1923, these piano pieces sum up Roslavets' ethereal, fine-nerved late Romantic expressivity, seasoned with the extended tonality provided by his "synthetic chords", a system of tonal organization which the composer developed over this very period, and which earned him "enemy of the people" status and effective banishment to Uzbekistan. Anyone who loves late Scriabin and doesn't know these rare compositions shouldn't hesitate. Irina Emeliantseva (piano).