Friday, July 8, 2011

Magical and how it got that way…

Had Alexander Scriabin died when he was twenty-five, he would have been chalked up as another promising composer, luckily he lived another eighteen years and not only fulfilled that earlier promise but he greatly dared and expanded his vision of what music was and what it could do.

On the Piano this Sunday a listen to the late music of Scriabin and a blow by blow account of how he grew in the singular direction he did. Science, psychology and Theosophy now provided the impetus and direction his music took and the composer added to this, his incredible imagination to the very specific training he received from Sergei Taneyev to craft music that stretched into a new and exciting world.

Hear what the fuss is all about with Late Scriabin this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful hour! The only trouble is I tuned in late (at the end of the discussion of the 9th Sonata). :-( Any chance this broadcast will be made available for online listening? ... Please!