Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1872–1915)
A Festival in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of his Death
Program Three of Four
John Boyajy, Daniel Glover, Tien Hsieh, Dmitry Rachmanov, Brent Smith, pianists
An outstanding group of local and international pianists concludes their tribute to one of the most intriguing and original of all composers of piano music, Alexander Scriabin, with two concerts. 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 three presents the Piano Sonatas No.s 6, 7 (White Mass), & 9 (Black Mass), as well as a mixture of early and late works which often display Scriabin’s reverence for the music of his idol, Chopin. These include the 24 Preludes, Op. 11, selected etudes, and shorter works.