Legal name: Александр Николаевич Скрябинь


Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (; Russian: Александр Николаевич Скрябин [ɐlʲɪˈksandr nʲɪkəˈɫaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈskrʲæbʲɪn]; 6 January 1872 [O.S. 25 December 1871] – 27 April [O.S. 14 April] 1915) was a Russian composer and pianist. In his early years he was greatly influenced by the music of Frédéric Chopin, and wrote works in a relatively tonal, late Romantic idiom. Later, and independently of his highly influential contemporary, Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more dissonant musical language, which accorded with his personal brand of metaphysics. Scriabin was influenced by synesthesia, and associated colours with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale, while his colour-coded circle of fifths was also influenced by theosophy. He is considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer.

Scriabin was one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers. The Great Soviet Encyclopedia said of Scriabin that "no composer has had more scorn heaped on him or greater love bestowed." Leo Tolstoy described Scriabin's music as "a sincere expression of genius." Scriabin's oeuvre exerted a salient influence on the music world over time, and influenced composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Karol Szymanowski. However, Scriabin's importance in the Russian and then Soviet musical scene, and internationally, drastically declined after his death. According to his biographer Bowers, "No one was more famous during their lifetime, and few were more quickly ignored after death." Nevertheless, his musical aesthetics have been reevaluated since the 1970s, and his ten published sonatas for piano and other works have been increasingly championed, garnering significant acclaim in recent years.

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1990The Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 2: Sonatas Six to TenScriabin; Boris Berman1
1994Prometheus: The Myth in MusicBeethoven, Liszt, Nono, Scriabin; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich1
1999Préludes op. 11, 16, 22, 27Александр Николаевич Скрябин; Anna Gourari1
Yevgeny Kissin in TokyoRachmaninov, Prokofiev, Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin; Yevgeny Kissin1


1990The Complete Sonatas, Volume 1: Sonatas One to FiveScriabin; Boris Berman1


2017Symphony no. 2Scriabin; London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev1


1959The Poem of Ecstasy / Azerbaijan MugamScriabin, Amirov; Houston Symphony, Leopold Stokowski43
1969Scriabin: Sonata no. 3 / Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7Scriabin, Prokofiev; Glenn Gould1
1979Killmayer: Nocturnes / Skrjabin: Trois Etudes / Sonate no. 10 / Fišer: IV. SonateKillmayer, Skrjabin, Fišer; Volker Banfield1
198424 Preludes / Sonata no. 4 / Étude, op. 42 no. 5Alexander Scriabin; Andrei Gavrilov1
1985»Welte-Mignon« Digital (Gespielt 1905-1914 / Aufgenommen 1985)Grieg, Mahler, Skrjabin, Reger, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Strauss1
1986Symphony no. 2 in C minor, op. 29 / Rêverie, op. 24Alexander Scriabin; Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi2
1986Symphony no. 1Scriabin; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti1
1987Piano Sonatas 1, 6 & 8 / 4 Pieces, op. 51Scriabin; Vladimir Ashkenazy1
1988Les Œuvres UltimesAlexandre Scriabine; Mikhaïl Rudy1
1989Symphony no. 3 “Le Divin Poème” / Le Poème de l’extaseAlexander Scriabin; New York Philharmonic, Giuseppe Sinopoli1
19893 Symphonies / Poème de l'Extase / Poème du Feu (Prométhée)Alexander Scriabin; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Eliahu Inbal1
1989Horowitz plays ScriabinAlexander Scriabin; Vladimir Horowitz2
1989Le Poème de l'extase / Piano Concerto / PrometheusScriabin; Ashkenazy, Maazel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra2
1989Piano Sonatas, Volume 1Alexander Scriabin; Håkon Austbø1
1990KlavierwerkeScriabin; Burkard Schliessmann51
1990Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano MusicTchaikovsky, Liadov, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Medtner; Dmitry Paperno1
1990Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Scriabin: Poem of EcstasyMussorgsky, Scriabin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi1
1990Piano Sonatas, Volume 2Alexander Scriabin; Håkon Austbø1
1990Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Scriabin: Le Poème de l'extaseTchaikovsky, Scriabin; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti1
1991Scriabin: Verse la flamme / Sonata no. 9 / Prokofiev: Visions fugitivesScriabin, Prokofiev; Nikolai Demidenko2
1991Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze / Debussy: Estampes / Scriabin: Poèmes / Sonata no. 5Schumann, Debussy, Scriabin; Stina Backlund1
1991Scriabin: Symphony no. 3 (Divine Poem) / Arensky: SilhouettesAlexander Scriabin, Anton Arensky; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi1
1991Scriabin: Symphony no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: HamletScriabin, Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti1
1991Symphony no. 1 in E major, op. 26 / Prometheus, op. 60Alexander Scriabin; Stockholm Philharmonic Choir, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam2
1992The Complete EtudesAlexander Scriabin; Piers Lane2
1992Classical RomanceRachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Reger, Grieg2
1992Liszt: Sonate h-moll / Scriabin: Klaviersonate no. 2Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin; Ivo Pogorelich1
1992PíanóFrédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Jón Leifs, Páll Ísólfsson, Alexander Scriabin, Aram Khachaturian, Leoš Janáček; Selma Guðmundsdóttir1
1992Symphony no. 1 / Poem of EcstacyScriabin; USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov, USSR Radio Chorus1
1993Complete Orchestra WorksScriabin; Svetolanov, Kondrashin1
1993A Russian Piano RecitalBalakirev, Scriabin, Glazunov; Michael Lewin1
1993Haydn / Beethoven / Chopin / Scriabin / DebussyHaydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy; Sviatoslav Richter1
1993Musik aus Rußland IIRachmaninow, Skrjabin; Tamás Vásáry, Yuri Ahronovitch, Giuseppe Sinopoli2
1993Piano SonatasRachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev; Peter Jablonski1
1993Schoenberg: Gurrelieder / Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy / Poem of FireSchoenberg, Scriabin; Stokowski, Philadelphia Orchestra1
1994Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Scriabin: Piano ConcertoTchaikovsky, Scriabin; Nikolai Demidenko, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev2
1994Chopin: Polonaises / Scriabin: Fantaisie / Poème Nocturne / Deux Dances / Vers la flammeChopin, Scriabin; Sviatoslav Richter1
1994KlavierwerkeAlexander Skrjabin; Günter Philipp1
1994Les Trois Cahiers d'études pour pianoAlexandre Scriabine; Nikita Magaloff1
1994Piano RecitalMendelssohn, Mozart, Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin, Glinka; Nikita Magaloff1
1994RITCHER: The Authorised Recordings: Scriabin, Prokofiev, ShostakovichScriabin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich; Richter1
1995The Complete MazurkasAlexander Scriabin; Artur Pizarro1
1995The Glenn Gould Edition: Chopin / Mendelssohn / Scriabin / ProkofievChopin, Mendelssohn, Scriabin, Prokofiev; Glenn Gould1
1995Complete Piano SonatasAlexander Scriabin; Vladimir Ashkenazy1
1995Sviatoslav Richter Edition, Volume 10Scriabin, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev; Sviatoslav Richter1
1996Scriabin: Sonata no. 5, op. 53 / Debussy: Images, Book I / Ichizo Okashiro: MoonAlexander Scriabin, Claude Debussy, Ichizo Okashiro; Chitose Okashiro1
1996Piano Sonatas, Volume 1Alexander Scriabin; Bernd Glemser1
1996The Complete Piano SonatasAlexander Scriabin; Marc-André Hamelin1
1996Piano MusicAlexander Scriabin; Dag Achatz, Roland Pöntinen1
1996Symphony no. 1 / Prelude, op. 24 / Poèmes, op. 32Alexander Scriabin; Lyudmila Ivanova, Mikhail Agafonov, Moscow Capella, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Igor Golovschin1
1996Symphony no. 2 / Symphonic Poem in D minorScriabin; Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Igor Golovschin1
1996The Complete Piano SonatasAlexander Scriabin; Ruth Laredo1
1996Complete Symphonies & Orchestral WorkАлександр Николаевич Скрябин, Евгений Фёдорович Светланов & Государственный академический симфонический оркестр России1
1997Études (Complete)Alexander Scriabin; Alexander Paley1
1997Symphony no. 3 “The Divine Poem” / Poem of EcstasyScriabin; Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Igor Golovschin1
199724 Preludes / Sonatas 4 & 10Alexander Scriabin; Mikhail Pletnev2
1997Classic Masters: Pérolas do romantismo russo IScriabin, Balakirev, Miaskovski; Boris lvov1
1997Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches, op. 10 / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Scriabin: Prometheus, op. 60Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mussorgsky, Scriabin; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky1
1997Sonates pour piano 1 à 5Alexandre Scriabine; Yakov Kasman1
1998Chopin / Ravel / ScriabinChopin, Ravel, Scriabin; Irina Mejoueva1
1998Symphony 2 in C minor, op. 29Alexander Scriabin; Mark Gorenstein, Russian Symphony Orchestra1
1999Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 / Poem of Ecstasy / RêverieAlexander Scriabin1
1999Mazurkas (Complete)Alexander Scriabin; Beatrice Long1
1999Le Poème de l’extase / Piano Concerto / ProméthéeAlexander Scriabin; Anatol Ugorski, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez1
1999Prometheus / Piano Concerto / Fantasy for piano and orchestraScriabin; Viktoria Postnikova, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, Gennady Rozhdestvensky1
1999Piano Concerto / Prometheus, the Poem of FireScriabin; Konstantin Scherbakov, Russian State TV and Radio Choir, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Igor Golovschin1
1999Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / Scriabin: Le Poem de l'extaseBerlioz, Scriabin; New Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski1
1999Preparation for the Final MysteryScriabin; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin1
1999Preludes for Piano SoloAlexander Scriabin; Andrei Diev1
1999Tchaïkovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 1 / Rachmaninov: 5 Préludes / Scriabin: Piano Sonata no. 5Tchaïkovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan2
2000The 3 Symphonies / Le Poème de l'extaseScriabin; DSO Berlin, Vladimir Ashkenazy1
2000Preludes, Volume 1: 24 Preludes, op. 11 / Five Preludes, op. 15 / Prelude for the Left Hand, op. 9 no. 1Alexander Scriabin; Evgeny Zarafiants1
2000Preludes, Volume 2: Opp. 22, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 45, 48, 67, 74 / Four Preludes by Julian ScriabinAlexander Scriabin; Evgeny Zarafiants1
2000Symphony No. 4 / PrometheusTchaikovsky, Scriabin; Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra1
2001Piano Sonatas nos. 2, 3, 5, 9Alexander Scriabin; Anatol Ugorski1
2001Piano Sonatas, Volume 2Alexander Scriabin; Bernd Glemser1
2001The Complete Preludes of Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin; Piers Lane1
2001Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Scriabin: The Poem of EcstasyStravinsky, Scriabin; Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev2
2001The Early ScriabinAlexander Scriabin; Stephen Coombs2
2002BBC Music, Volume 10, Number 10: Poem of Ecstasy / Symphony no. 2Scriabin1
2002Complete SonatasAlexander Scriabin; Michael Ponti1
2002Complete Piano MusicAlexander Scriabin; Michael Ponti1
2002Hommage à Evgueni SvetlanovDebussy, Scriabin; Orchestre National de France, Evgueni Svetlanov1
2002Piano WorksTchaikovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev; Simon Trpčeski1
2003Scriabin RecitalAlexander Scriabin; Vladimir Sofronitsky1
2003Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Scriabin: Poème de l'extaseRimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin; Evgeny Svetlanov, London Symphony Orchestra, USSR State Symphony Orchestra1
2003PréludesAlexandre Scriabine; Racha Arodaky1
2003Complete MazurkasAlexander Scriabin; Eric Le Van1
2003Poem of Ecstasy / Symphony no. 2Alexander Scriabin; USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov1
2003Symphony no. 2 / Le Poeme de l'ExtaseScriabin; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti1
2004Complete Piano SonatasScriabin; Mikhail Voskresensky1
2005Messe Noire (piano: Алексей Любимов)Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin; Alexei Lubimov1
2005Scriabin: Sonata no. 3 / Five Preludes / Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza / Stravinsky: Three Movements From PétrouchkaScriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky; Evgeny Kissin1
2005PíanóRossi, Barber, Scriabin, Lauren Bernofsky, Moszkowski; Jón Sigurðsson1

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