The Music of Alexander Scriabin

The Music of Alexander Scriabin

Author: James M. Baker

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ISBN: 0300033370

Category: Music

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Alexander Scriabin was one of a few major composers who revolutionized musical style in the first decade of the twentieth century by eliminating key as a structural principle and by establishing a new use of dissonant harmonies. This book by James M. Baker is a study of Scriabin's twentieth-century music, the first thorough analysis of the composer's evolution from conventional tonality to his later atonal structure. Baker demonstrates that in Scriabin's transitional music, tonal and atonal procedures-generally considered mutually exclusive-work together to create unified compositions. Baker places Scriabin's harmony in the perspective of voice leading, applying Schenkerian techniques of analysis to his music for the first time. He explains the great variety of sonorities and their complex relations within the framework of set-complex theory and introduces an original method of statistical analysis to survey Scriabin's harmonic practice from 1903 to 1914.Offering comprehensive analyses of a considerable number of complete compositions, including such important works as the Fifth Piano Sonata and the Poem of Ecstasy, Baker concludes with a penetrating examination of Prometheus, Scriabin's largest and most complex composition. The literature thus far on Scriabin has emphasized aspects of his often eccentric personality and has focused narrowly on his use of certain characteristic harmonies, especially the famous mystic chord. This thought-provoking theoretical treatise takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the composer's accomplishments.
The Music of Alexander Scriabin
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: James M. Baker
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Alexander Scriabin was one of a few major composers who revolutionized musical style in the first decade of the twentieth century by eliminating key as a structural principle and by establishing a new use of dissonant harmonies. This book by James M. Baker is a study of Scriabin's twentieth-century music,
The Alexander Scriabin Companion
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-27 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. From his Chopin-inspired miniatures to his genre-bending symphonies and avant-garde late works, Scriabin left a unique mark
The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Professor Anatole Leikin
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

When Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it always elicited ecstatic responses from the listeners. Wilhelm Gericke, conductor of the Vienna opera, rushed backstage after one of Scriabin's concerts and fell on his knees crying, 'It's genius, it's genius...'. After the composer’s death in 1915, however, his
A Topical Guide to Schenkerian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: David Carson Berry
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Pendragon Press

To the growing list of Pendragon Press publications devoted to the work of Heinrich Schenker, we wish to announce the addition of this much-needed bibliography. The author, a student of Allen Forte, has created a work useful to a wide range of researchers music theorists, musicologists, music librarians and teachers.
The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Anatole Leikin
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-24 - Publisher: Routledge

When Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it always elicited ecstatic responses from the listeners. Wilhelm Gericke, conductor of the Vienna opera, rushed backstage after one of Scriabin's concerts and fell on his knees crying, 'It's genius, it's genius...'. After the composer’s death in 1915, however, his