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Goerner, BBC Philharmonic, Sinaisky, Royal Albert Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Goerner, BBC Philharmonic, Sinaisky, Royal Albert Hall

Goerner, BBC Philharmonic, Sinaisky, Royal Albert Hall

A classy performance of Scriabin's lush Piano Concerto and a pathetic Pathétique

Alexander Scriabin: 'Introduce Scriabin's lush Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, a real rarity, and the response is always the same: love at first sight'
"Well, that's going straight onto my iPod!" declared my friend at the interval. Introduce anyone to Scriabin's lush Piano Concerto in F sharp minor - a real concert rarity - and the response is always the same: love at first sight. The tunes, the tenderness, the surging passion are all there in Rachmaninov-like abundance. And even if these qualities often come at the price of structural elegance, there is no denying the romantic potency of the work. I bet there was a surge of downloading activity last night after Nelson Goerner's classy performance at the Proms.

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