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; 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 works 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 death. 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
Impromptu No 1 in B major, Op 14
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Impromptu No 1 in B major, Op 14

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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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Symphony No 1 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 1 (4th mvt)
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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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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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Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
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Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
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Poeme de l'extase for orchestra (Op.54) [1908]
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Poeme de l'extase for orchestra (Op.54) [1908]
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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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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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Fantasy in A minor for two pianos
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Fantasy in A minor for two pianos
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Piano Sonata no 3 in F sharp minor, Op 23
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Piano Sonata no 3 in F sharp minor, Op 23
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Piano Sonata No.4
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Piano Sonata No.4
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Valse in A flat major, Op. 38
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Valse in A flat major, Op. 38
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Nocturne in D flat major, Op 9 No.2, for piano left hand
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Nocturne in D flat major, Op 9 No.2, for piano left hand
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2 Poems for piano, Op 32
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2 Poems for piano, Op 32
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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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Sonata no 9 in F major "Black Mass", Op 68
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Sonata no 9 in F major "Black Mass", Op 68
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Piano Sonata No. 9 - Black Mass Sonata
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Piano Sonata No. 9 - Black Mass Sonata
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Impromptu No 1 in B major, Op 14
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Impromptu No 1 in B major, Op 14
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Symphony No.1 Op.26 - Lento
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Symphony No.1 Op.26 - Lento
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Romance
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Romance
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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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Poeme de l'extase (Symphony No.4)
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Poeme de l'extase (Symphony No.4)
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Vers La Flamme Op. 72
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Vers La Flamme Op. 72
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Mazurka Op 25 No 3
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Mazurka Op 25 No 3
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3 Etudes, Op 65
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3 Etudes, Op 65
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Famous Etude
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Famous Etude
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Sonata No. 5, Op.53
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Sonata No. 5, Op.53
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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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Canon
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Canon
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Poème Op.41
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Poème Op.41
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12 Studies Op.8 for piano; no.11 in B flat minor
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12 Studies Op.8 for piano; no.11 in B flat minor
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Prelude in D major, Op 11 No 5; Prelude in E major, Op 11 No 9
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Prelude in D major, Op 11 No 5; Prelude in E major, Op 11 No 9
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Fantasy in B minor, Op.28
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Fantasy in B minor, Op.28
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Sonate-fantaisie for piano
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Sonate-fantaisie for piano
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Piano Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No.9, op68
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Piano Sonata No.9, op68
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Piano Concerto, Op 20 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto, Op 20 (2nd mvt)
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