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Alexander Scriabin

January 6, 1872 - April 27, 1915
born in Moscow, Russia, composed during the Modern period
Mystic, visionary, virtuoso, and composer, Scriabin dedicated his life to creating musical works which would, as he believed, open the portals of the spiritual world. Scriabin took piano lessons as a child, joining, in 1884, Nikolay Zverov's class, where Rachmaninov was a fellow student. From 1888 to 1892, Scriabin studied at the Moscow Conservatory, where his teachers included Arensky, Taneyev, and Safonov. Although Scriabin's hand could not easily stretch beyond an octave, he developed into a prodigious pianist, launching an international concert career in 1894. Scriabin started composing during his Conservatory years. Mostly inspired by Chopin, his early works include nocturnes, mazurkas, preludes, and etudes for piano. Typical examples of Romantic music for the piano, these works nevertheless reveal the composer's strong individuality. Toward the end of the century, Scriabin started writing orchestral works, earning a solid reputation as a composer, and obtaining a professorship at the Moscow Conservatory in 1898. In 1903, however, Scriabin abandoned his wife and their four children and embarked on a European journey with a young admirer, Tatyana Schloezer. During his sojourn in Western Europe, which lasted six years, Scriabin started developing an original, highly personal musical idiom, experimenting with new harmonic structures and searching for new sonorities. Among the works composed during this time was the Divine Poem.

In 1905, Scriabin discovered the theosophical teachings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, which became the intellectual foundation of his musical and philosophical efforts. In true Romantic tradition, he sought to situate his work as a composer in the wider spiritual and intellectual context of his age. Previously influenced by Nietzsche's ideas about the advent of a superhuman being, Scriabin embraced theosophy as an intellectual framework for his profound feelings about humankind's quest for God. Works from this period, exemplified by the Poem of Ecstasy (1908) and Prometheus (1910), reflect Scriabin's conception of music as a bridge to mystical ecstasy. While the ideas underlying his works may seem far-fetched, Scriabin's musical language included some fascinating, and very tangible, innovations, such as chords based on fourths and unexpected chromatic effects. Lacking an inner forward-moving force, Scriabin's later works nevertheless fascinate the listener by harmonic transformations which aim to reflect certain undefinable aspects of human consciousness. In addition, the composer, who strongly believed in the synaesthetic nature of art, experimented with sounds and colors, indicating, for example, lighting specification for the performance of particular works. Indeed, Scriabin's interest in color was hardly academic, considering that , as an orchestrator, he exploited the full potential of orchestral color. While Scriabin never quite crossed the threshold to atonality, his music nevertheless replaced the traditional concept of tonality by an intricate system of chords, some of which (e.g., the "mystic chord": C-F sharp-B flat-E-A-D) had an esoteric meaning. Scriabin's gradual move into realms beyond traditional tonality can be clearly heard in his ten piano sonatas; the last five, composed during 1912-1913, are without key signatures and certainly contain atonal moments. In 1915, Scriabin died in of septicemia caused by a carbuncle on his lip. Among his unfinished project was Mysterium, a grandiose religious synthesis of all arts which would herald the birth of a new world. ~ Zoran Minderovic, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Complete Piano Works of Scriabin

Disc 1
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 2
Title: Nocturnes (2) For Piano, Op. 5
Title: Canon For Piano In D Minor
Title: Fugue For Piano
Title: Feuillet D'album For Piano In A Flat Major (de Monighetti)
Title: Feuillet D'album For Piano In F Sharp Major
Title: Nocturne For Piano In A Flat Major
Title: Fantasy For 2 Pianos In A Minor
Title: Variations For Piano On A Theme By Mlle Yegorova
Title: Allegro Appassionato For Piano In E Flat Minor, Op. 4
Title: Preludes (24) For Piano, Op. 11
Title: Waltz For Piano In G Sharp Minor
Title: Waltz For Piano In D Flat Major
Title: Waltz For Piano In F Minor, Op. 1
Disc 2
Title: Etudes (12) For Piano, Op. 8
Title: Etudes (8) For Piano, Op. 42
Title: Mazurka For Piano In F Major
Title: Mazurka For Piano In B Minor
Title: Mazurkas (10) For Piano, Op. 3
Disc 3
Title: Pieces (2) For Piano (for Left Hand Alone), Op. 9
Title: Impromptus (2) À La Mazur For Piano, Op. 7
Title: Impromptus (2) For Piano, Op. 10
Title: Impromptus (2) For Piano, Op. 12
Title: Preludes (6) For Piano, Op. 13
Title: Impromptus (2) For Piano, Op. 14
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 16
Title: Preludes (7) For Piano, Op. 17
Title: Allegro De Concert For Piano In B Flat Minor, Op. 18
Disc 4
Title: Polonaise For Piano In B Flat Minor, Op. 21
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 22
Title: Mazurkas (9) For Piano, Op. 25
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 27
Title: Fantaisie For Piano In B Minor, Op. 28
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 31
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 33
Title: Preludes (3) For Piano, Op. 35
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 37
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 39
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 48
Disc 5
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 32
Title: Poème Tragique For Piano In B Flat Major, Op. 34
Title: Poème Satanique For Piano In C Major, Op. 36
Title: Poème For Piano In D Flat Major, Op. 41
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 44
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 45
Title: Scherzo For Piano In C Major, Op. 46
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 49
Title: Waltz For Piano In A Flat Major, Op. 38
Title: Quasi-valse For Piano In F Major, Op. 47
Title: Mazurkas (2) For Piano, Op. 40
Title: Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 51
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 52
Title: Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 56
Title: Pieces (2) For Piano, Op. 57
Title: Feuillet D'album For Piano, Op. 58
Title: Pieces (2) For Piano, Op. 59
Title: Poème-nocturne For Piano, Op. 61
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 63
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 69
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 67
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Track List: Complete Preludes for Piano

Disc 1
Title: Prelude For Piano In B Major, Op. 2/2
Title: Prelude For Piano In C Sharp Minor (For Left Hand Alone), Op. 9/1
Title: Preludes (24) For Piano, Op. 11
Title: Preludes (6) For Piano, Op. 13
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 16
Disc 2
Title: Preludes (7) For Piano, Op. 17
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 22
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 27
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 31
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 33
Title: Preludes (3) For Piano, Op. 35
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 37
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 39
Title: Prelude For Piano In E Flat Major, Op. 31/3
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 48
Title: Prelude For Piano In F Major, Op. 49/2
Title: Prelude For Piano In A Minor, Op. 51/2
Title: Prelude For Piano In E Flat Major, Op. 56/1
Title: Prelude For Piano, Op. 59/2
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 67
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 74
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Track List: Horowitz Plays Scriabin

Title: Piano Sonata No. 9 In F Major ("Black Mass"), Op. 68
Title: Piano Sonata No. 10 In C Major ("Trill"), Op. 70
Title: Etude(s) For Piano, Op. 2
Title: Etudes (12) For Piano, Op. 8
Title: Etudes (8) For Piano, Op. 42
Title: Etude(s) For Piano
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 32
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 45
Title: Feuillet D'album For Piano, Op. 58
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 69
Title: Vers La Flamme, Poème For Piano, Op. 72
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Track List: Scriabin - Preludes Vol.1

Title: Prelude For Piano In B Major, Op. 2/2
Title: Prelude For Piano In C Sharp Minor (For Left Hand Alone), Op. 9/1
Title: Preludes (24) For Piano, Op. 11
Title: Preludes (6) For Piano, Op. 13
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 16
Title: Preludes (7) For Piano, Op. 17
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Track List: Scriabin - Symphonies Nos.1-3 · Le Poème de l'extase · Promethée, le poème du feu / Stefania Toczyska · Michael Myers · Dmitri Alexeev · Riccardo Muti

Disc 1
Title: Symphony No. 1 In E Major (with Chorus In Finale), Op. 26
Disc 2
Title: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor/major, Op. 29
Title: Le Poème De L'extase (Poem Of Ecstasy), Symphony [No. 4] In C Major, Op. 54
Disc 3
Title: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor ("Divine Poem"), Op. 43
Title: Symphony No. 5 In F Sharp Major For Piano, Organ, Chorus & Orchestra ("Prometheus, Poem Of Fire"), Op. 60
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Track List: Scriabin / Etudes (Complete)

Title: Etudes (12) For Piano, Op. 8
Title: Etudes (8) For Piano, Op. 42
Title: Etude For Piano, Op. 56/4
Title: Etudes (3) For Piano, Op. 65
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Track List: Scriabin: Complete Sonatas

Disc 1
Title: Sonata-fantasie For Piano In G Minor
Title: Piano Sonata In E Flat Minor
Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 6
Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In G Sharp Minor ("Sonata-fantasy"), Op. 19
Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23
Title: Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major ("The Poem of Ecstasy"), Op. 53
Disc 2
Title: Piano Sonata No. 4 In F Sharp Major, Op. 30
Title: Piano Sonata No. 6 In G Major, Op. 62
Title: Piano Sonata No. 7 In F Sharp Major ("White Mass"), Op. 64
Title: Etudes (3) For Piano, Op. 65
Title: Piano Sonata No. 8 In A Major, Op. 66
Title: Piano Sonata No. 9 In F Major ("Black Mass"), Op. 68
Title: Piano Sonata No. 10 In C Major ("Trill"), Op. 70
Title: Poèmes (2) For Piano, Op. 71
Title: Vers La Flamme, Poème For Piano, Op. 72
Title: Dances (2) For Piano, Op. 73
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 74
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Track List: Scriabin: Mazurkas - Complete / Long

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Track List: Scriabin: Preludes, Vol. 2

Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 22
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 27
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 31
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 33
Title: Preludes (3) For Piano, Op. 35
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 37
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 39
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 45
Title: Preludes (4) For Piano, Op. 48
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 49
Title: Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 51
Title: Pieces (4) For Piano, Op. 56
Title: Pieces (2) For Piano, Op. 59
Title: Preludes (2) For Piano, Op. 67
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 74
Title: Pieces (3) For Piano, Op. 2
Title: Mazurkas (10) For Piano, Op. 3
Title: Prelude For Piano In D Flat Major (Scriabin)
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Track List: Scriabin: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Disc 1
Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 6
Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In G Sharp Minor ("Sonata-fantasy"), Op. 19
Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23
Title: Fantaisie For Piano In B Minor, Op. 28
Title: Piano Sonata No. 4 In F Sharp Major, Op. 30
Disc 2
Title: Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major ("The Poem of Ecstasy"), Op. 53
Title: Piano Sonata No. 6 In G Major, Op. 62
Title: Piano Sonata No. 7 In F Sharp Major ("White Mass"), Op. 64
Title: Piano Sonata No. 8 In A Major, Op. 66
Title: Piano Sonata No. 9 In F Major ("Black Mass"), Op. 68
Title: Piano Sonata No. 10 In C Major ("Trill"), Op. 70
Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In G Sharp Minor ("Sonata-fantasy"), Op. 19

Comments

He shouldn't have left his family.... shame on him
Now this is music. :)
I love this guy...wish Pandora would play more of him.
Lovely.
A beautiful discovery
verrrrrry similar to chopin. good work all the same.
Scriabin DID open up a portal to the spiritual world with his music, I think!!!! Mission accomplished . . . . w h e r e would we be without Scriabin? The same ol' classical harmonies, predictable, repetitive and so not "other worldly"!!!!
my absolute favorite composer
i just love Scriabin!! his visual and textural harmonies feed all the human senses and emotions with a deep satisfaction guaranteed!! ! ! love it love it love it!!
dario.mejia
it is spiritual and delicate for a man, like a trickling stream, I like this with a great honor to my heart.
As a student of piano music playing his etudes keeps me on my toes. He wants the impossible from the player both hands doing entire different things,and yet knowing chord progressions one smiles, because in many times chords are the extensions of complex jazz chords. He is one of best of my teachers technically, a beautifully complex writer. Thanks, Scriabin
Gabor Vlajk
Alexander Scriabin's compositions are incredible. The shades of his creations are unusual and very inspiring. If youre not familiar with his work, do yourself the favor.

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