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Title Demystifying Scriabin / edited by Kenneth Smith and Vasilis Kallis.

Publication Info. Woodbridge, Suffolk : The Boydell Press, 2022.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Scriabin,A DEM    Available
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Description xii, 345 pages : illustrations (black and white), music ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-339) and index (pages 241-345).
Contents Introduction: Demystifying Scriabin / Kenneth Smith & Vasilis Kallis -- Part I. Shaping creativity. About that chord, and about Scriabin as a mystic / Simon Morrison -- Scriabin and the Russian Silver Age / Rebecca Mitchell -- Scriabin as a writer: the development of Scriabin's thought as shown in a lifetime's writings / Simon Nicholls -- Russian pedagogy in composition and music theory during Scriabin's creative period / Kostantin Zenkin -- Studying Scriabin's autographs: reflections of the creative process / Pavel Shatskiy -- Part II. The music as prism. Scriabin's miniaturism / Stephen Downes -- The Scriabin tremor and its role in his oeuvre / Inessa Bazayev -- Demystifying the mystic / Vasilis Kallis -- Temporal perspectives in Scriabin's late music / Antonio Grande -- Scriabin's multi-dimensional accelerative sonata forms / Kenneth Smith -- Setting mystical forces in motion: the dialectics of scale-type integration in three late works / Ross Edwards -- Part III. Reception and tradition. Scriabin's synaesthesia: the legend, the evidence, and its implications for multimedia counterpoint / Anna Gawboy -- Playing Scriabin: reality and enchantment / Marina Frolova-Walker -- Scriabin and music analysis: the search for the Holy Grail / Vasilis Kallis & Kenneth Smith -- Scriabin and the classical tradition / Ildar Khannanov -- Scriabin's critical reception: 'genius or madman?' / James Kreiling.
Summary "This book is an innovative contribution to Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) studies, covering aspects of Scriabin's life, personality, beliefs, training, creative output, as well as his interaction with contemporary Russian culture. It offers new and original research from leading and upcoming Russian music scholars. Key Scriabin topics such as mysticism, philosophy, music theory, contemporary aesthetics, and composition processes are covered. Musical coverage spans the composer's early, middle and late period. All main repertoire is being discussed: the piano miniatures and sonatas as well as the symphonies. In more detail, chapters consider: Scriabin's part in early twentieth-century Russia's cultural climate; how Scriabin moved from early pastiche to a style much more original; the influence of music theory on Scriabin's idiosyncratic style; the changing contexts of Scriabin performances; new aspects of reception studies. Further chapters offer: a critical understanding of how Scriabin's writings sit within the traditions of Mysticism as well as French and Russian Symbolism; a new investigation into his creative compositional process; miniaturism and its wider context; a new reading of the composer's mysticism and synaesthesia. Analytical chapters reach out of the score to offer an interpretative framework; accepting new approaches from disability studies; investigating the complex interaction of rhythm and metre and modal interactions, the latent diatonic 'tonal function' of Scriabin's late works, as well as self-regulating structures in the composer's music." -- Book cover.
Subject Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author Smith, Kenneth M., editor, author.
Kallis, Vasilis, editor, author.
ISBN 1783276568 (hardback)
9781783276561 (hardback)

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