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Scriabin Festival – May 31, 2015

Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30; Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53; Poems, Op. 32; Fantasy, Op. 28; Poème Tragique, Op. 34; Poème Satanique, Op. 36; and more.An outstanding group of local and international pianists presents four concerts in tribute to one of the most intriguing and original of all composers of piano music, Alexander Scriabin. These concerts commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scriabin’s death and present his entire sonata cycle by date of composition in order to show the extraordinary development of Scriabin’s compositional style. Program two presents works in transition from his early to middle periods, and the beginnings of his late style with the Sonatas 4 and 5, as well as Poems, Op. 32, Fantasy, Op. 28, PoeÌ€me Tragique, PoeÌ€me Satanique, selections from Etudes, Opus 8, and other works. The Festival continues August 14, and August 16.