Friday, January 27, 2012

Inspiration & Joy turned up to 11

Some artists are so "in the zone" that they seem unaffected by the world around them. Then there are those that feed off of life and transform it into their art. Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann were two of the later. It would seem that Alexander Scriabin's work habits were so ingrained and the world of music he inhabited so consuming that few outside influences could get at him. But one did, a beautiful young Russian girl the composer met in Paris, she stole his heart and inspired some of the composer's most lovely compositions.

It is one thing to fall in love at first sight, it is another thing to propose marriage and to be accepted; this must have driven Scriabin insane with joy. But the story doesn't end there. For a full account and all the music inspired by this painful first love, join me at the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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