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Two composers rarely found in the Gould discography, though he temporarily toyed with the notion of recording all ten Skryabin sonatas. The overlap between these two pieces and the recordings of Vladimir Horowitz prompted comparisons from which Gould emerged in fine form: analytic lucidity vs. romantic abandon.

Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23 & Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

Released: 1969

    Disc 1

  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23: I. Drammatico
  2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23: II. Allegretto
  3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23: III. Andante - attacca:
  4. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23: IV. Presto con fuoco - Maestoso
  5. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (1942): I. Allegro inquieto - Andantino
  6. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (1942): II. Andante caloroso
  7. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (1942): III. Precipitato