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SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER
Rare Scriabin ALS written the Year he Completed The Poem of Ecstasy
SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER. (1872-1915). Russian composer and pianist. ALS. ("A. Scriabine"). 1 2/3pp. 8vo. Lausanne, N.d. [March 3, 1908; possibly to Russian pianist and composer CONSTANTIN IVANOVICH VON STERNBERG (1852-1924)]. In French with translation."I received from Leipzig with the aid of Mr. Schaeffer the program for your concert, as well as the reviews, which you were kind enough to send me. Thank you very much for your remembrance and I want to express to you all the satisfaction I have in knowing that some of my works are in such good hands. I hope to have the opportunity to hear you when you return to Europe. While awaiting this pleasure, please accept, Dear Sir, the expression of my best regards… P.S. I send you my last op[us]., which may interest you."Heavily influenced by Chopin, Scriabin, while studying at the Moscow Conservatory, won the school's second gold medal in 1892 (Rachmaninoff was the first recipient) and embarked on a career as a concert pianist. Despite his short reach and an injury to his right hand, his piano playing nonetheless drew the admiration of Koussevitzky and Rimsky-Korsakov for its "freedom and unpredictability and also for a refined pedaling... an impressive Lisztian technique," (The New Grove Dictionary). In the early 1890s, Scriabin composed and concertized, earning fame across Europe for his innovative compositions. Influenced by theosophy and the phenomenon of synesthesia in which some people associate colors with numbers, letters or, in his case, musical notes, Scriabin became Russia's most prominent Russian Symbolist composer, influ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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