Add to favorite


 Alexander Scriabin

Born:   06 January 1872
Deceased:   27 April 1915

Outstanding Russian composer and the pianist.


Alexander Scriabin was born on December, 25th 1871 (on January, 6th) 1872 in Moscow. As a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory (where he studied, in particular, under Anton Arensky and Sergei Taneyev), Scriabin started to give concerts and teach music, however, he soon focused on composing music. Scriabin’s major achievements are related to instrumental genres (piano and orchestra; in certain cases, as with the Third Symphony and Prometheus, chorus party was introduced into scores). Mystical philosophy of Scriabin found reflection in his musical language, especially in his innovative harmony, which went far beyond the limits of traditional tonality.

He added the organ and the bells to the orchestra, and even introduced special “lighting parts”. The score of his symphonic Poem of Fire (Prometheus, 1909–1910) includes a lighting keyboard (Luce): projector beams of different colors are changing on screen synchronously with changing of themes, tonalities, and chords. It was the first attempt to combine different artistic means in music composition.

Scriabin’s last work was the so-called Preliminary action for soloists, chorus and an orchestra – a mystery play, which was supposed to unite mankind, as the author hoped, but it remained incomplete. The composer died in Moscow on April, 14th (27) 1915.

Tags: Russian music Russia composers Alexander Scriabin   

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Heroism   Open Data Portal  oil price  Russian science  Russian economy  Concerts in Moscow  poll  Mikhail Pugovkin  Events in St. Petersburg  VDNKh  Russian mobile operators  Exhibitions in Moscow  Black Hole  Wooden Sculptures  Fyodor Dostoyevsky  Book Tickets for Operas  Russian Theater  Panorama Museum Borodino Battle  Moscow  Russian parliament  Chelyabinsk  Russian Cinema  AvtoVAZ   Exhibition of National Economy Achievements  French Etchings  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Shelekhov  intelligence service  human rights  Travel  Russian opposition activists  Monuments in Moscow  Russian Poets  Paleontology  Historical Mansions  Russian scientists  Moscow City  Satellites  Hiking  St. Petersburg  Zombie  Christmas  Pskov Region  Roman Abramovich  Omsk State University  Russian tourism  politics  Russian business  International Numismatic Club Museum  Petropavlovsk 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites