P0281. MATTHEW BENGTSON: Sonatas Nos. 3 – 5 & 8 – 10 (Scriabin). Roméo Stereo 7232. - 675754802325
On the basis of this recording Bengtson is a remarkable artist, at least in the music of Scriabin. Big-boned pianism, rich tonal colors, and dazzling technique are on display here. Has Scriabin ever been played better? Only Horowitz and Richter can compare to what Bengtson achieves on this disc….The Field Concert Hall at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute offers a spacious, warmly resonant environment for Bengtsons’s exciting music-making.
- Lawrence Budmen, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2005