30 minutes | Jan 27th 2021

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. Become a member of The Composer Chronicles on Patreon to get ad-free versions of all the episodes, early access to those ad-free versions, access to the member-only podcast Unscripted, and other things podcast related! https://www.patreon.com/thecomposerchronicles Join me and an incredible, growing community living healthier lifestyles in a body positive space with Roy Belzer Fitness: https://roybelzerfitness.com/signup and use offer code chronpodcast at checkout! Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ 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 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). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecomposerchronicles/message
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