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Александр Николаевич Скрябин

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Alexander Scriabin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Скрябин; 1872-1915) was a composer and pianist.

Many of Scriabin’s works are written for the piano; the earliest pieces resemble Frédéric Chopin’s piano works, and include music in many forms that Chopin himself employed, such as the etude, the prelude, and the mazurka. Later works, however, are strikingly original, employing very unusual harmonies and textures. The development of Scriabin’s voice or style can be followed in his ten piano sonatas: the earliest are in a fairly conventional late-Romantic idiom and show the influence of Chopin and Franz Liszt, but the later ones move into new territory, the last five being written with no key signature. Many passages in them can be said to be atonal.

Scriabin has been often considered to have had synaesthesia, a condition wherein one experiences sensations in one sense in response to stimulus in another; it is most likely that he did not actually experience this, though. His thought-out system of relating musical notes to colours lines up with the circle of fifths. Prometheus: Poem of Fire includes a part for a ‘clavier à lumières’ (keyboard of lights), though this is not often featured in performances.

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  • chewtoy

    A composer who has been dead for 99 years shouldn't be tagged with "contemporary classical".

    21 May 6:25am Reply
  • govnistiy

    говно

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Nozdri

    eduard-akimov, дело в менталитете..Ни Скрябин,ни Старвинский,ни (тем более) Рахманинов не были оценены на родине по достоинству,а за рубежом их оценили куда выше..Сейчас на российской сцене много по настоящему достойных исполнителей,но все они в "андеграунде"..

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • eduard-akimov

    Я одного только не понимаю, почему при таком богатом музыкальном наследии, при таких величайших композиторах, у нас одно говно на современной музыкальной сцене?

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • detonatorrrrrrr

    любимый

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • rompemonster

    Marc andre hamelin does scriabin close to perfect!! Check out his complete sonatas albums

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • slavicfrost

    Genius.

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • __Lis__

    замечательный композитор

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • boorinka

    шикарно.

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • batatshi

    Yuja Wang (王羽佳)

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Sc0tch88

    One of best russian composers!)

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • hailmarduk666

    My favorite pianist! His piano works are the best by far!

    19 Dec 2009 Reply