Scriabin, Alexander - Piano Sonata no. 7 op. 64 - Urtext edition, paperbound
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) composed his sixth through tenth piano sonatas between 1911 and 1913. These late works are striking for their underlying mood of mysticism. Scriabin's deep study of theosophy in the final years of his life led him to plan the creation of a 'Gesamtkunstwerk' in which music, poetry, mime, dance, light, color, architecture, and even aromas would interact within a liturgico-artistic design and elevate human beings to a higher level of consciousness. This work, entitled "Mysterium" occupied his full attention but was left unfinished. The late piano sonatas were conceived as preliminary studies to that work.
Skrjabin called his seventh sonata "White Mass," drawing attention to the mystical basis that is stamped on all his late works, including this one. He attempts here to translate into sound his ideal of a "mystery" - a "Gesamtkunstwerk" of artistic, theological and philosophical ideas. Its aim, as stated in his own words, is the raising up of the human spirit. No longer is the formal scaffolding of the work based principally around that of sonata form, but around the idea of "evolutionary development from chaos to ecstasy." Our edition is the first to be based on the autograph, which is today in a private collection in the USA.
Publisher: G. Henle, Inc., Series: Henle Keyboard Instruments: Piano Solos
Publisher Item #: 51480747, Prior Publisher Number: HN 747
Composer: Alexander Scriabin, Editor: Valentina Rubcova, Fingering: Michael Schneidt
Instrument: Harpsichord, Piano, Level: Late Advanced, Format: Collection / Songbook, Sheet Music
Ensemble: Piano Solo, Genre: 20th Century, Classical
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