SCRIABIN - STARR; Etude pathetique, for symphony orchestra (an orchestration by Mark Starr of Scriabin's Etude, opus 8, no. 12, originally for piano)

Composer
Alexander Scriabin
Arranger
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Quite possibly, no piece in all of music has packed such extroverted passion into such a brief moment in time as Scriabin's Etude in D-sharp minor, subtitled 'Patetico.' Composed in 1894, it is the last of his 12 Etudes, opus 8, for piano solo. In its two-minute duration, Scriabin overwhelms his listeners with a spontaneous outpouring of emotion, building to a white-hot climax of musical self-immolation.

Over the years, I have heard many pianists perform this etude - but, in my opinion, none of their performances remotely approaches the searing intensity of Scriabin's own, captured in 1910 on a Welte-Mignon piano roll - which you can hear on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK2uTtuI84w . (The Welte-Mignon reproducing pianos were the state-of-the-art in 1910, and in many ways their rolls give a much more accurate reproduction than cylinder recordings or even early discs.)

Perhaps, a symphony orchestra orchestra can convey the intensity and depth of feeling that, for me, Scriabin alone expressed.

For reasons of orchestral technique, I have transposed the piece from D-sharp minor to D minor.

Incidentally, the musical interpretation in both the Scorch playback and the MP3 demo (i.e., the metronome vales, the ritardandos and accelerandos, and the unnotated crescendos/diminendos) are modeled after Scriabin's recorded piano performance.

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Score ID
92735
Composer
Alexander Scriabin
Year of composition
1894
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Genre
Classical music
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