Alexander Scriabin
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1872-01-06
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Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin Biography (Wikipedia)

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Скря́бин,[citation needed]; 6 January 1872 [O.S. 25 December 1871] – 27 April [O.S. 14 April] 1915) was a Russian composer and pianist. Scriabin, who was influenced early in his life by the work of Frédéric Chopin, composed works that are characterised by a highly tonal idiom (these works are associated with his "first stage" of compositional output). Later in his career, independently of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more dissonant musical system, which accorded with his personal brand of mysticism.[citation needed] Scriabin was influenced by synesthesia, and associated colours with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale, while his colour-coded circle of fifths was also influenced by theosophy. He is considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer.

Scriabin was one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers. The Great Soviet Encyclopedia said of Scriabin that, "No composer has had more scorn heaped on him or greater love bestowed." Leo Tolstoy described Scriabin's music as "a sincere expression of genius." Scriabin had a major impact on the music world over time, and influenced composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Nikolai Roslavets. However Scriabin's importance in the Russian and then Soviet musical scene, and internationally, drastically declined after his passing. According to his biographer Bowers, "No one was more famous during their lifetime, and few were more quickly ignored after death." Nevertheless, his musical aesthetics have been reevaluated, and his ten published sonatas for piano, which arguably provided the most consistent contribution to the genre since the time of Beethoven's set, have been increasingly championed.

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Alexander Scriabin
Study in C sharp minor, Op 2 No 1
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Study in C sharp minor, Op 2 No 1
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Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Op 20
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Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Op 20
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Piano Concerto in F sharp minor (Op.20) (no title; Andante; no title)
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Piano Concerto in F sharp minor (Op.20) (no title; Andante; no title)
Alexander Scriabin
Nocturne for the Left Hand (Op.9 No.2)
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Nocturne for the Left Hand (Op.9 No.2)
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Sonata No. 5, Op.53
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Sonata No. 5, Op.53
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Five Preludes Op74 - No 3 Allegro
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Five Preludes Op74 - No 3 Allegro
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Piano Sonata no 5 in F sharp minor Op.53
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Piano Sonata no 5 in F sharp minor Op.53
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Prelude for the Left Hand, Op 9 No 1
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Prelude for the Left Hand, Op 9 No 1
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Two Poems (Op.32) and Three Etudes
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Two Poems (Op.32) and Three Etudes
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Piano sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor Op.19: 2nd mvt
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Piano sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor Op.19: 2nd mvt
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Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op.29
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Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op.29
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Etude in C Sharp Major Op.2 No.1
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Etude in C Sharp Major Op.2 No.1
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Piano Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor (Op.19)
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Piano Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor (Op.19)
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Impromptu in B major, Op.14 No.1
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Impromptu in B major, Op.14 No.1
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Le Poeme de l'extase for orchestra (Op.54)
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Le Poeme de l'extase for orchestra (Op.54)
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Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy' - i. Andante
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Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy' - i. Andante
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Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand (Op.9)
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Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand (Op.9)
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Piano Sonata no. 4 in F sharp major Op.30
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Piano Sonata no. 4 in F sharp major Op.30
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Romance in A minor for cello and piano
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Romance in A minor for cello and piano
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Feuillet d'Album Op. 45 No. 1
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Feuillet d'Album Op. 45 No. 1
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24 Preludes, Op 11 (selection)
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24 Preludes, Op 11 (selection)
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Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
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Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
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Prelude Op. 9 No. 1 in C# minor for the left hand (encore)
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Prelude Op. 9 No. 1 in C# minor for the left hand (encore)
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Symphony No 1 in E major, Op 26 (5th mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in E major, Op 26 (5th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 29 (5th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 29 (5th mvt)
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Piano Sonata No.4 in F sharp major, Op.30
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Piano Sonata No.4 in F sharp major, Op.30
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Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.20
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Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.20
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Etude in C sharp minor, Op 2 No 1
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Etude in C sharp minor, Op 2 No 1
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Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
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Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
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Preludes op. 11 nos. 10 and 11
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Preludes op. 11 nos. 10 and 11
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Piano Sonata No 4 in F sharp major, Op 30
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Piano Sonata No 4 in F sharp major, Op 30
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Etude in D sharp minor Op.8 No. 12
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Etude in D sharp minor Op.8 No. 12
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