are always on the lookout for the next authentic Scriabinist,
someone who puts the bloom on the flower and is on par with the
composer's most celebrated protagonists: Sofronitsky, Fyodorova,
Goldenweiser, Horowitz, Neuhaus, Pletnev, and Richter.
Well, I've found her.
Halida Dinova is indeed a great Scriabinist. In the most breathtaking recital devoted to the composer I've heard in more than 30 years, Ms Dinova proves she has everything, at least where Scriabin is concerned: a complete command of the subtle rhythmic idioms that govern the ebb and flow of the Byzantine figuration and its relation to interior structure; a preternaturally refined listening apparatus that delineates registration as if each voice belonged to a different world; a thorough identification with the music's philosophy. That the navigation of daunting technical challenges is hardly a consideration in Ms. Dinova's case is only a bonus. It's as if she lives in the world of the conceptual - an extraordinary achievement given the labyrinthine difficulties of this repertoire. Add to this the extraordinary subtlety and vivaciousness of her pedaling and the sexy, limpid allure of her tone and you have a Scriabin interpreter destined to lead all others, one who is most likely to pick up where the Sofronitskys and Fyodorovas of the world left off.
It is a fabulous disc and should not be missed".
American Record Guide (USA) November /December 1998
"Liquid tone and flexible frasing...acute sensitivity to Scriabin's often acrid harmonies and to the jumpy way his ideas develop...well equiped to convey both the faded regret of the earlier pieces and the hallucinatory suggestions of the elusive late works...this [Scriabin}recital is both seductive and convincing...well worth your attention".