Ep. 35: Spirit Playing – Scriabin and Le Poème de l’extase (Symphony No. 4)

During his most active years as a member of the Theosophical Society, Alexander Scriabin aimed to follow a spirit on it journey to the Time of Ecstasy via a three-hundred line poem that would eventually be set to music, Le Poème de l’extase (Symphony No. 4).

Excerpt from Le Poème de l’extase was read by Brian Edwards.

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Music used in this episode:
Étude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12 by Alexander Scriabin
Prelude, Op. 67, No. 1 by Alexander Scriabin
This Valley of Ours by Trevor Kowalski
Passing Hours by Spectacles Wallet and Watch
Luminescence by Trevor Kowalski
Angeli by Bonn Fields

Sources used for this episode:
Faubion Bowers, Scriabin: A Biography, Second, Revised Edition (Mineola: Dover Publications, Inc., 1996).
Alexander Scriabin, Le Poème de l’extase (Symphony No. 4), Op. 54 (Leipzig: M. P. Belaieff, 1922).