ALEXANDER SKRIABIN 1872-1915
Russian composer of piano and orchestral music noted for its unusual harmonies through which the composer sought to explore musical symbolism. In his early years he was greatly influenced by the music of Frederic Chopin, and wrote works in a relatively tonal, late Romantic idiom. Later, and independently of his highly influential contemporary, Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more dissonant musical language, which accorded with his personal brand of metaphysics. 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's oeuvre exerted a salient influence on the music world over time, and influenced composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Karol Szymanowski. Scriabin’s reputation stems from his grandiose symphonies and his sensitive, exquisitely polished piano music. His piano works include 10 sonatas (1892–1913), an early concerto, and many preludes and other short pieces. Although Scriabin was an idolater of Frederic Chopin in his youth, he early developed a personal style. Meaningful analysis of his work only began appearing in the 1960s, and yet his music had always attracted a devoted following among modernists.
"Portrait of Alexander Skriabin"
Author Rinat Kuramshin
Aleksand Scriabin and Tatiana Shletser
Sheet music "Waltz" 1931 A. Scriabin
A.Scriabin (sitting to the left of the table) as a guest at the house of V.Metzl in Berlin. 1910