Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

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01Studies, Skating And Drowning In Pleasure20150427

Donald Macleod explores Scriabin's years as a student.

In the month that sees the 100th anniversary of his death, Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1870-1915) "one of the most enigmatic and controversial and artistic personalities of all time". In Monday's episode, Donald focuses on Scriabin's years as a student, his first love (aged just 15), and the beginnings of his association with the timber magnate Mitrofan Belaieff who helped launch his musical career.

02The Conservatoire Years20150428

Donald Macleod focuses on the years Scriabin spent as professor at Moscow Conservatoire.

In the month that sees the 100th anniversary of his death, Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1870-1915) "one of the most enigmatic and controversial and artistic personalities of all time". Today, Donald focuses on Scriabin's unhappy marriage and the subsequent years he spent as the Moscow Conservatoire's youngest ever member of staff, as he took up the role of piano professor.

031903 - Turning Point20150429

Donald Macleod focuses on 1903, a year of personal and professional change for Scriabin.

In the month that sees the 100th anniversary of his death, Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1870-1915) "one of the most enigmatic and controversial and artistic personalities of all time". In Wednesday's programme, Donald Macleod focuses on 1903 - a year full of both personal and professional change for Scriabin - when he left behind the shadow of Chopin and produced a prodigious amount of music in a new individual style.

04Escape To The West20150430

In the month that sees the 100th anniversary of his death, Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1870-1915) "one of the most enigmatic and controversial and artistic personalities of all time". Today, Donald explores the years Scriabin spent in Europe and America, when his megalomania reached new heights as he proclaimed himself "Divine Creator".

Donald Macleod explores the years Scriabin spent in Europe and America.

05Final Years20150501

Donald Macleod explores Scriabin's return to Russia before his sudden death.

In the month that sees the 100th anniversary of his death, Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (1870-1915) "one of the most enigmatic and controversial and artistic personalities of all time". In this week's final programme, Donald explores Scriabin's return to Russia and the incredible music he wrote in the years before his sudden death.