Prokofiev’s Piano


Originally written for opera from poet Alexander Pushkin’s satirical fairytale of trial, heroism, and love, Glinka’s overture is ebullient and effervescent, a perfect complement to Prokofiev’s demanding piano concerto requiring dexterity and blazing virtuosity of the soloist. The rarely-performed symphony of Scriabin, displaying his growing fascination with mysticism fully realized in The Divine Poem and The Poem of Ecstasy, completes the program.

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