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SCRIABIN: Vers la flamme

by Christopher O'Riley

This is dark, passionate, brooding music. Radio personality and virtuoso pianist Christopher O'Riley gives stunning performances.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11
1:41 $0.99
2. SCRIABIN: Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 16, No. 2
1:20 $0.99
3. SCRIABIN: Fragilité, Op. 51, No. 1
2:03 $0.99
4. SCRIABIN: Etude in F-sharp Major, Op. 42, No. 3
1:05 $0.99
5. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 11, No. 1
1:55 $0.99
6. SCRAIBIN: Feuillet d'album, Op. 45, No. 1
1:13 $0.99
7. SCRIABIN: Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 11, No. 15
2:15 $0.99
8. SCRIABIN: Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 11, No. 12
1:34 $0.99
9. SCRIABIN: Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 22, No. 1
1:32 $0.99
10. SCRIABIN: Poème, Op. 32, No. 1
2:30 $0.99
11. SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 4, Op.30
8:38 $0.99
12. SCRIABIN: Prelude in A Major, Op. 15, No. 1
1:32 $0.99
13. SCRIABIN: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 11, No. 10
1:25 $0.99
14. SCRIABIN: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 42, No. 5
3:04 $0.99
15. SCRIABIN: Prelude, Op. 74, No. 2
1:39 $0.99
16. SCRIABIN: Guirlandes, Op. 73, No. 1
3:01 $0.99
17. SCRIABIN: Prelude, Op. 74, No. 3
0:44 $0.99
18. SCRIABIN: Feuillet d'album, Op. 58, No. 1
1:17 $0.99
19. SCRIABIN: Poème, Op. 59, No. 1
1:43 $0.99
20. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B Major, Op. 16, No. 1
2:16 $0.99
21. SCRIABIN: Etude, Op. 65, No. 3
1:30 $0.99
22. SCRIABIN: Masque, Op. 63, No. 1
1:26 $0.99
23. SCRIABIN: Prelude, Op. 67, No. 2
0:53 $0.99
24. SCRIABIN: Flammes sombres, Op. 73, No. 2
1:49 $0.99
25. SCRIABIN: Prelude, Op. 74, No. 5
0:54 $0.99
26. SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 10, Op. 70
12:40 $0.99
27. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 17, No. 6
2:16 $0.99
28. SCRIABIN: Poème, Op. 71, No. 2
1:40 $0.99
29. SCRIABIN: Prelude in B-flat Minor Op. 37, No. 1
2:01 $0.99
30. SCRIABIN: Vers la Flamme, Op. 72
5:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
This electrifying disc was recorded in the historic Methuen Memorial Music Hall outside Boston, Massachusetts.  O'Riley is one of the most sought after of American pianists, and here he matches his unique gifts with the mystery and dazzling virtuosity of Scriabin's music. This release coincides with the premiere performances of chorographer Martha Clarke's latest theater piece, Vers la flamme.  In this popular and controversial work, Christopher O'Riley appears live onstage with the actors and dancers as he performs this all-Scriabin program.

An artist whose poetic gifts and captivating virtuosity have made him one of the most important and versatile pianists performing before the public today, Christopher O'Riley enjoys a thriving concert career. His singularly broad repertoire ranges from music of the English Renaissance and French Baroque periods to the new works of today's leading composers to such non-classical forms as the tango. He also plays many of his own arrangements and transcriptions.

Mr. O'Riley is the host of the award-winning weekly NPR radio show FROM THE TOP.

His performing schedule regularly takes him to major cities throughout America, highlighted by frequent engagements at both Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Internationally, he has appeared in cultural capitals worldwide from London, Paris and Vienna to Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Mr. O'Riley's recordings reflect the originality of his programming. Among his highly acclaimed solo releases is an all-Stravinsky disc on Elektra Nonesuch, featuring "Three Movements from Petruchka" and Mr. O'Riley's own transcriptons of "Apollo" and "Histoire du Soldat." He is also heard on a recent RCA Victor Red Seal release of French repertoire for flute and piano with James Galway.

The illustrious group of conductors with whom he has collaborated includes Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, John Williams, Neeme Järvi, Edo de Waart, Yoel Levi, Hugh Wolff, Andrew Litton and Ransom Wilson.

Christopher O'Riley is the recipient of an Artist's Diploma  from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Russel Sherman.



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Tamara Turner, CD Baby

With a touch most tender, exquisitely soft, fragile like liquid glass, as if every note drips from the keys, melts over the barline- as if there were no barline at all, only a continuum of silence and tone- radio personality Christopher O'Riley conveys this materpiece with the soaring arc of a bird and the rushing, lifiting buoyancy of the wind that lifts it. His command of the emotion stirs the mind's appetite for more and more as he holds forth crystalline morsels of precious sensory perfection, hungering the ear for a feast, as a brook promises to feed a waterfall which promises to feed the ocean. He has perfected the position of the musician- the musician himself dissolves, the musician himself is invisible as nothing stands between the music and its cognition.