Alexander Scriabin

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... read moreAlexander Scriabin (1872-1915) was a Russian composer and piano virtuoso of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite having small hands, Scriabin became one of the great pianists of his time, along with his fellow student and friend, Rachmaninov, and composed extremely challenging works for...

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Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 6: Iii. Presto
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Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 6: Iv. Funebre
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Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 2 In G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, "Sonata-Fantasy": I. Andante
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Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 2 In G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, "Sonata-Fantasy": Ii. Presto
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Alexander Scriabin
Allegro Appassionato, Op. 4
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Biography

Active: 1890s-1910s
Country Of origin: Russia

Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer known for visionary symphonies and piano music, which grew out of his experience with theosophical mysticism in Switzerland in 1903. Driven to express a vision of the future transformation of the world (in a moment of grand, collective ecstasy, not so different from the rapturists of today, though not apocalyptic), Scriabin began to write wholly original piano music and symphonies (No. 3, The Divine Poem, No. 4, The Poem of Ecstasy, and No. 5, Prometheus, The Poem of Fire). Scriabin invented many musical devices (like the octatonic scale and the "mystic" chord) that remained tonal in nature and yet produced a new sound which, while characterized both by the transparency of impressionism and the chromaticism of late romanticism, was a wholly new and strange sensation. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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