A passionate performance of Alexander Scriabin's virtuosic Fantasy in B minor by Stanislav Khristenko.
“Khristenko captures the opening movement’s sense of inflamed urgency... Liquid clarity and muscular transparency have marked each measure of Khristenko’s realization.”
- Audiophile Audition
“Khristenko’s gentle, loving approach to the keyboard — and his palette of touches — yielded a startling array of emotions.”
- The Washington Post
Fantasies / Stanislav Khristenko • STNS 30158
Release Date: 04/03/2020
Recorded January 20-22, 2014 at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia
Producer: Dan Merceruio
Engineer: Daniel Shores
Executive Producers: Jon Feidner, Eric Feidner
Art Direction: Jackie Fugere
Design: Oberlander Group
Cover Photo: Dario Acosta
Piano Technician: John Veitch
Piano: Model D #590904 (New York)
About the Artist
Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11 at the Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine. A “poet of piano” (Le Soir, Belgium), Mr. Khristenko has been praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression, “palette of touches”, “solid” and “precise” technique by The New York Times, The Washington Post and Miami Herald (USA); Gramophone and BBC Music (UK) and El Pais (Spain).
As a concert pianist, Stanislav Khristenko received prizes at over 30 international piano competitions including Cleveland International Piano Competition, Maria Canals International Piano Competition and Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition. His recordings have been released on Steinway & Sons, Naxos, Oehms, and Toccata Classics. Mr. Khristenko has appeared as a piano soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix, Puerto Rico and Richmond Symphonies, National Orchestra of Belgium, Bilbao, Madrid and Tenerife Symphony Orchestras, Liege Royal Philharmonic, and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His performance highlights include solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, as well as performances with orchestras in the Berlin Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall and Hong Kong City Hall. Stanislav Khristenko is a Steinway Artist.
About Steinway & Sons label
The STEINWAY & SONS music label produces exceptional albums of solo piano music across all genres. The label — a division of STEINWAY & SONS, maker of the world’s finest pianos — is a perfect vessel for producing the finest quality recordings by some of the most talented pianists in the world.