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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevich 1872-1915. Russian composer of orchestral and piano works who incorporated visual arts into some of his compositions, such as Prometheus (1910), a tonal poem whose performance includes the projection of colored lights.

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  • n. Russian composer of orchestral and piano music (1872-1915)

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  • In the meantime, somewhere out there, Scriabin is updating his Christmas list. posted by Matthew @ 4: 55 PM

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Indeed, though as both performer and composer he was one of the potent forces of Romanticism, Liszt's impact on modernism—on composers such as Ravel, Scriabin and Schönberg—was considerable.

    Radical Romanticism

  • The programs are also designed to showcase Liszt within the context of composers who influenced him (Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin and Wagner), were influenced by him (among them Alexander Scriabin and Richard Strauss), or (like Brahms and Schumann) attempted to keep their distance.

    At the Ravinia Festival, A Liszt of Subtle Works

  • For her Carnegie recital debut in the 2,800-seat Stern Auditorium, part of the hall's prestigious annual Keyboard Virtuoso series, Ms. Wang will perform five pieces pieces by Alexander Scriabin and two heavyweights of the solo piano literature: Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata No. 6 and Liszt's B-Minor Sonata.

    The Fast and the Serious

  • But I bet Scriabin would give a command performance, if we asked the right people.

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem

  • Lily Maisky, who made her Carnegie Hall debut earlier this month, is about to embark on her first solo tour this fall, when she will play a program of Janáček, Chopin and Scriabin in Japan.

    The Third Life of a 'Half-Amateur'

  • To young artists for whom the words "site specific" and "multimedia" evoke the height of contemporary sophistication, the figure of Alexander Scriabin may serve as an uncomfortable historical corrective.

    Orchestrating an Extrasensory Sound in Living Color

  • On Monday and Tuesday, it is the turn of the New York-based pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton to join forces in a program called "Spectral Scriabin," presented at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Hell's Kitchen.

    Orchestrating an Extrasensory Sound in Living Color

  • The eclectic score bears this out; it is a rich, cosmopolitan blend of Strauss and Scriabin, with certain intimations of French Impressionism confected by Middle Eastern-sounding arabesques and layered harmonies.

    Passion and Pyrotechnics Fit for a King

  • His Preludes would find progeny later in the preludes of Scriabin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and others.

    Chopin's Small Miracles

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