When I first thought of recording on the same album Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue and selected early works by Scriabin, I had no inkling that the two composers were born exactly 50 years apart and, when the album was released in 2022, the world would be celebrating the bicentenary of Franck’s birth and 150th anniversary of Scriabin’s. I simply thought that, despite their largely incompatible creative objectives, their music belonged together. That a mysterious link existed between these two composers on some level, a link that would make them comfortable sharing the same album.
– Naum Grubert
César Franck (1822 – 1890)
1. Prélude, Choral et Fugue
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 3, Op. 23, F-sharp minor