ALBUM TITLE: Scriabin
WORKS: Symphony No. 1; Poem of Ecstasy
PERFORMER: Larissa Avdeyeva (mezzo), Anton Grigoriev (tenor); The Russian Choir; USSR Symphony Orchestra/Svetlanov
CATALOGUE NO: ALC 1329 (1963/66)
A disciplined if too straight-forward account of Scriabin’s First Symphony, with two fine vocal soloists. This Poem of Ecstasy, although noisy and unsubtle, highlights Stravinsky’s debt in Firebird.