on 9 February 2009
Svetlanov made several recordings of Scriabin's 3rd symphony, and this one is clearly not his best. Every climax is exaggerated so much so that there is no real climax at all in the symphony as a whole. Disproportionate tempi selection and too bold phrasings also add to the sense of the music going nowhere. I would wait for better recordings by other conductors - meanwhile Muti and Pletnev's stunning performances suffice.