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Composer Perspective: Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin

Tuesday, February 17 at 1:00 pm

This season, the Chicago Symphony and its music director Riccardo Muti have been highlighting music by Alexander Scriabin. WFMT offers a two-hour Composer Perspective on the short life and often experimental work of the Russian composer who lived from 1872 to 1915, and will play selected recordings with revealing commentary.

Hear Vladimir Ashkenazy in Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F-Sharp Minor with the London Philharmonic, conducted by Lorin Maazel; Scriabin’s Piano Sonata Number Two, played by Yuja Wang; THE POEM OF ECSTASY, Symphony Number Four, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra with Riccardo Muti conducting; pianist Ruth Laredo, a Scriabin and Rachmaninoff devotee (Rachmaninoff was Scriabin’s fellow student at the Moscow Conservatory) in Eight Etudes, Opus Forty-Two; and PROMETHEUS: THE POEM OF FIRE featuring pianist Anatol Ugorski, with Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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