Garrick Ohlsson surveys the whole of the Scriabin sonata cycle.
Smetana's two sets of Czech Dances - the first comprising four Chopin-esque Polkas, the second exploring other dance forms more associated with Dvorak - provide the ideal vehicle for the understated pianism of Garrick Ohlsson. The evocative tone poem in miniature On the Seashore completes the program.
Garrick Ohlsson has an unbeaten reputation as the master of the miniature. In this new recital he presents three sets of Études: the twelve by Claude Debussy (so ferocious in their demands they were shunned even by elite pianists for decades), Prokofiev's revolutionary Études, Op.2 and a set of three lesser-known works by Bartók.
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is an acknowledged master of the genre, and this new Scriabin recording will only enhance his already admirable reputation.