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Trifonov discusses Scriabin #2863258
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Re: Trifonov discusses Scriabin [Re: pianoloverus] #2863261
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He has a glass of water on the piano! eek

Re: Trifonov discusses Scriabin [Re: johnstaf] #2863374
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Originally Posted by johnstaf
He has a glass of water on the piano! eek


Why, he's Daniil Trifonov! He can have a glass on water on the Berlin Phil's piano!

It's always fascinating to listen to his interviews.


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Re: Trifonov discusses Scriabin [Re: pianoloverus] #2863393
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I've always wondered why the Scriabin piano concerto is virtually nonexistent on the concert stage, when it's such an inspiring and beautiful work. Trifonov's explanation that the reason it's rarely played is because it's so hard surprises me. Is it really harder than Rach 3? So for example, none of the amazingly capable pianists in the latest Tchaikovsky Competition dared consider playing the Scriabin as an alternative to one of those grossly overplayed warhorses because the Scriabin is too hard for them? Hmmm...

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I'd say it's because it is not flashy enough, and too Chopinesque, not because it's too hard.

Franck's Symphonic Variations suffer from the same problem (for a Romantic concerto) - not showy enough.....


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Originally Posted by scriabinfanatic
I've always wondered why the Scriabin piano concerto is virtually nonexistent on the concert stage, when it's such an inspiring and beautiful work. Trifonov's explanation that the reason it's rarely played is because it's so hard surprises me. Is it really harder than Rach 3? So for example, none of the amazingly capable pianists in the latest Tchaikovsky Competition dared consider playing the Scriabin as an alternative to one of those grossly overplayed warhorses because the Scriabin is too hard for them? Hmmm...


It's not nearly as difficult as Rachmaninov's 3rd. I'm not sure why it is neglected.


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Rachmaninov's 3rd is written in such a way that the piano can be heard clearly when required. The problem with the Scriabin concerto is that the orchestra drowns out the piano, which is why it is so hard to bring off (this is the difficulty that Trifanov alludes to.) A sound engineer can tweak it, which is why it works a recording more than heard live.


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