Ravel & Scriabin
3 Feb 2014
Composer: Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin
HJ Lim - Ravel & Scriabin Track List (PDF, 0.24 MB)
Charismatic, engaging and adventurous, pianist HJ Lim captivates her audience with style, intensity and a natural flair for the theatrical whilst playing and interpreting piano repertoire with genuine brilliance. This new CD is mostly made up of Scriabin sonatas (Nos 4 & 5) and Ravel waltzes (La Valse and the Valses nobles et sentimentales). Complimenting these - a Scriabin waltz (Waltz in Ab major) and a 'small sonata' by Ravel (Sonatine). The repertoire therefore comes full circle, with the waltzes of Ravel with his sonatine - and Scriabin’s sonatas with his waltz - forming a solid union. These extra works also both bring fresh inspiration and a lightness to counter-balance the dark and mystical universe of the Ravel Valses and Scriabin 5th Sonata. In addition to all this – 2 poems by Scriabin, which make a lovely transition from his delightful and charming Waltz in Ab to the more shadowy and dark La Valse by Ravel.