Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: Poem of Fire
By (author) Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
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Alexander Scriabin by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
Book DescriptionIn the early years of the twentieth century, when vital new forces were revolutionizing the arts, Russian-born Alexander Scriabin (1872 1915) was among the visionary pioneers who sought a new musical language. Scriabin began the process of a complete break with all musical conventions at least a decade before the advances of Stravinsky and Schoenberg. By 1905 he was immersed in a search for a way to express, in sound, his obsession with mystical and theosophical ideals.Scriabin's last two orchestral works were the products of a virtual delirium of composing. Simultaneously refining his collection of verses called "Poem of Ecstasy" and the related symphony, Scriabin never forgot the rapture of composing this work about creation and self-fulfillment: "I gasp for breath, but oh, what bliss! The very meter kindles the meaning ""Prometheus: Poem of Fire," Scriabin's last and most revolutionary symphony, portrays humanity's epic journey from the beginning of time to the wondrous self-realization that followed the gift of fire and light, which made creative vision possible. Massively scored, "Prometheus" incorporates a "color organ" to bathe the performance space in a vast interplay of colored lights.For the music professional and every student of composition, orchestration, and conducting, both scores are strikingly original and instructive. Equally fascinating are Scriabin's approach to composition, the extraordinary sonorities of his orchestra, and his fanciful, often supercharged performance instructions that replace conventional words for tempo, mood, and expression."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486284613
(309mm x 238mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 15-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Outstanding works reflecting the composer's highly atmospheric and exotic style: Poeme tragique, Poeme satanique, Fragilite, Poeme aile, Danse languide, Enigme, Ironies, Desir, Caresse dansee, Masque, Guirlandes, and more."
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Author Biography - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
Russian-born Alexander Scriabin (1872 1915) ranks among the most innovative and controversial of the early modern composers. Tolstoy described his music as "a sincere expression of genius," and his works exercised a significant influence on Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and other composers."
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