The Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) lived a short life, but the scope of his musical journey was extensive. Beginning as an ardent devotee to the chromatic tonal landscape of Chopin, Scriabin followed a winding path of mysticism and synesthesia towards complete atonality. This presentation will touch on some of Scriabin’s early works, describe the composer’s undeniable eccentricity, and ultimately focus on his atonal masterpiece “Vers La Flamme.” Presented by professor of music theory Dr. Joe Argentino and current MUN music student Stephen Eckert. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Tuckamore Festival and Cox & Palmer