“The pianist Boris Bergmann approaches the Préludes of Alexander Scriabin in a completely different manner than one would expect. He uses the historic Schwechten piano built in 1910 to remove the patina from the body of sound of the commonly held Scriabin perception and to give it a lean, transparent sound shape. In a quasi-improvising adoption, he manages to provide the music of the Russian avant-gardist with more authenticity than some historicising recordings do. (…) On a second CD, the pianist presents his own works, which he creates using a special procedure – the intuitive composing and retransformation of improvised sound forms into musical text. Due to its style, his Sonata No 3 ‘Hölderlin’ is a small but nice instrumental comment on the surely soon rising number of releases of contemporary Hölderlin settings.“
Link to review (in German)