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Alexander Scriabin - Alexander Scriabin: The Composer as Pianist mp3 download

Performer: Alexander Scriabin
Title: Alexander Scriabin: The Composer as Pianist
Style: Keyboard
Duration: 50:32
Released: 2003
Size MP3 version: 1787 mb
Size FLAC version: 1949 mb
Size WMA version: 1367 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Format: MOD WMA AU MIDI WAV VOX
Genre: Classical

Alexander Scriabin - Alexander Scriabin: The Composer as Pianist mp3 download


Composer: Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (6 January 1872 - 27 April 1915) - Performer: Joseph Villa - Year of recording: 1989 Feuillet d'album [album.

Composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin did make recordings in the form of wax cylinders in about 1913, but these were lost sometime during the chaos of the Russian Revolution. As a result, the only evidence left to posterity of what Scriabin may have sounded like at the keyboard is the 10 Welte Mignon piano rolls that he made for the Moscow office of Welte in 1910. How well this early digital technology transmits the effect of Scriabin's playing depends largely on the quality of maintenance on the reproducing instrument used for playback and the speed chosen for reproduction of the roll. In this regard, Pierian Recording Society has done the best job yet in realizing these requirements on its compact disc release Alexander Scriabin: The Composer as Pianist.

Quite independent of the innovations of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed, as a sort of mysticism, an increasingly atonal musical system that presaged twelve-tone composition and other serial music. He may be considered to be the main Russian Symbolist composer.

This is a list of musical compositions by Alexander Scriabin. The list is categorized by Genre, with Piano works organized by style of piece.

The music of Alexander Scriabin inhabits a distinctive, personal soundworld which is hard to define. It is the music of excess, ecstasy, tumult and passion. It is excessive, overripe, decadent, heavily perfumed, languorous and frenzied, lacking in structure and sometimes downright bizarre. In his piano music, he reveals himself as a master of the miniature, and while he wrote 10 piano sonatas – interesting in themselves as they chart his compositional development (nos. 5 to 10 are included on this album) – his shorter works for piano, including some 85 Preludes, distil in microcosm his unique style

Redirected from Alexandr Scriabin). Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (/skriˈɑːbɪn/; Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Скря́бин ; 6 January 1872 – 27 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)

Russian pianist and composer (Moscow, 1871 – Moscow, 1915). Scriabin's father was a diplomat, his mother was a concert pianist; unfortunately, both his parents died and he was orphaned at a very young age, which is why he was raised by his aunt who played the piano for him. He studied harmony, counterpoint, piano (with Anton Arensky) and composition (with Vasily Safonov) at the Moscow Conservatory in 1888, and he started his career as a pianist even before graduating with the Gold Medal. At the conservatory he met Rachmaninoff, with whom he had a quite complicated relationship, something that swung from admiration to friendship and even rivalry

Quite independent of the innovations of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed an increasingly atonal musical system, accorded to mysticism, that presaged twelve-tone composition and other serial music. The first major example of this is the 5th piano sonata of 1907, although the process of innovation was somewhat gradual. He may be considered to be the main Russian Symbolist composer

Scriabin was one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers. Leo Tolstoy once described Scriabin's music as "a sincere expression of genius. Scriabin had a major impact on the music world over time, and influenced composers like Roy Agnew, Nikolai Roslavets, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky. Scriabin's importance in the Soviet musical scene, and internationally, drastically declined. Sofronitsky never met the composer, as his parents forbade him to attend a concert due to illness. The pianist said he never forgave them; but he did marry Scriabin's daughter Elena.

Scriabin was an eccentric Russian composer, virtuoso pianist and mystic. Best known for his piano works he was a fellow student of Rachmaninoff. Scriabin was affected by a neurological phenomenon known as synesthesia by which different notes stimulate the perception of different colours. This had an influence on his music. He developed a 'clavier à lumières' or 'tastiéra per luce' (keyboard with lights) for his composition 'Prometheus - Poem of Fire' which was performed in New York in 1915.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Prelude for piano in C major, Op. 11/1 Alexander Scriabin 0:53
2 Prelude for piano in A minor, Op. 11/2 Alexander Scriabin 1:47
3 Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1 Alexander Scriabin 3:29
4 Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12 Alexander Scriabin 2:04
5 Désir, for piano, Op. 57/1 Alexander Scriabin 1:32
6 Prelude for piano in G sharp minor, Op. 22/1 Alexander Scriabin 1:16
7 Mazurka for piano in F sharp major, Op. 40/2 Alexander Scriabin 0:49
8 Prelude for piano in G flat major, Op. 11/13 Alexander Scriabin 1:48
9 Prelude for piano in E flat minor, Op. 11/14 Alexander Scriabin 0:47
10 Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2 Alexander Scriabin 4:38
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor ("Sonata-Fantasy"), Op. 19
11 1st Movement Alexander Scriabin 6:35
12 Mazurka for piano in F sharp major, Op. 40/2 Alexander Scriabin 1:02
13 Prelude for piano in D major, Op. 11/5 Alexander Scriabin 1:50
14 Prelude for piano in G major, Op. 11/3 Alexander Scriabin 1:17
15 Prelude for piano in E minor, Op. 11/4 Alexander Scriabin 2:04
16 Prelude for piano in B minor, Op. 11/6 Alexander Scriabin 0:51
17 Feuillet d'album for piano in E flat major, Op. 45/1 Alexander Scriabin 1:47
18 Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1 Alexander Scriabin 3:26
19 Désir, for piano, Op. 57/1 Alexander Scriabin 1:30
20 Caresse dansée, for piano, Op. 57/2 Alexander Scriabin 1:01
21 Enigme, for piano, Op. 52/2 Alexander Scriabin 1:17
22 Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1 Alexander Scriabin 3:33
23 Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2 Alexander Scriabin 5:16

Credits

Magdeleine Brard - Piano Rolls
Kenneth K. Caswell - Liner Notes, Recording
August Conradi - Piano Rolls
Alexander Goldenweiser - Piano Rolls
Richard James Howe - Liner Notes
Constantine Igumnoff - Piano Rolls
Josef Lhevinne - Piano Rolls
Karl F. Miller - Design, Layout Design, Mastering, Producer
Lev Pouishnov - Piano Rolls
Harold C. Schonberg - Liner Notes
Alexander Scriabin - Piano Rolls, Primary Artist