News and Events

New Publication:  

THE ALEXANDER SCRIABIN COMPANION- History, Perforscriabin bookmance, and Lore by Lincoln Ballard & Matthew Bengtson – with John Bell Young

This important new publication from the publishers Rowman & Littlefield, is the first book in English on Scriabin for several years. Part One details the reception and performance history of Scriabin’s solo piano and orchestral music. Part Two explores four topics in Scriabin’s reception: the myths generated by Scriabin’s biographers, his claims to synaesthesia or “colour-hearing,” his revival in 1960s America as a proto-Flower Child, and the charges of anti-Russianness levelled against his music. Part Three investigates stylistic context and performance practice in the piano music, and considers the domains of sound, rhythm, and harmony. It offers interpretive strategies for deciphering Scriabin’s challenging scores at the keyboard.

Lincoln Ballard has written a description of the book for the Scriabin Association along with details of how to purchase it at an offer price. Please click here.


Scriabin Association Concert Saturday 29th April 2017 at 7pm

In celebration of the 145th anniversary of his birth The Scriabin Association is pleased to announce its next concert, to be held at Coventry University’s Ellen Terry Building, on 29th April 2017 at 7pm. The evening will include performances from five pianists in an enticing programme to include Preludes, Dances and the 2nd, 5th and 8th Sonatas. Those who attended the Association’s centenary concert will know a thrilling evening awaits. Thanks to the support of Coventry University’s Faculty of Arts the evening is also free admission. Click here for full details of venue, programme and performers.


 

Complete Scriabin Preludes by Anthony Hewitt

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A new critically acclaimed recording of the Scriabin Preludes by Anthony Hewitt has been released by Champ Hill Records. An article by Anthony discussing his preparation of the works and their harmonic development can be found on the Association’s Articles page or here.


 Scriabin Association Honorary President

The Scriabin Association is delighted to announce Aleksandr Serafimovich Scriabin as its honorary president. See here for details.


 James Kreiling – The late piano works

For details of a new recording of the late piano works please click here. To accompany the launch of the recordings a concert will take place on March 18th, 6.30pm, in Peckham. More details here.


Pavel Vasil’evich Lobanov (1923–2016)

Pavel Vasil’evich Lobanov sadly passed away at the beginning of the year. Amongst his many talents, he was a pioneer in Scriabin research, and leaves a body of work which is invaluable. A tribute to his life and work can be found here.


BA09617_00_1_co_lrgBarenreiter Urtext Editions

Coinciding with the centenary year Barenreiter have produced exceptional new editions of the sonatas (volumes I, II & IV currently published with volume III in preparation). To find out more, including a short piece written for the Scriabin Association from the editor of the edition, Christopher Flamm, click here

 


mallrocaMallorca Summer Academy

The Scriabin Association is pleased to promote this wonderful festival. The event will have a focus on Scriabin’s music with performances and lectures from internationally recognised artists and scholars. Full details can be found here.

 


 

EPeptaTA Publication

An article by Scriabin Association co-founder, Darren Leaper, entitled, “A Recorded History of Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Music: From the Composer as Pianist, to his First Pioneers at the Moscow Conservatory to Present Day” will be published across the next two EPTA piano journals in April and September 2015. Visit here for information of the publication.


 

Europees Skrjabin Genootschap (European Scriabin Society)

The European Scriabin society (based in Holland) organise a number of Scriabin events, the next of which is a piano recital by Helena Basilova. Details can be found here.


 

Past Events:
Pushkin House

Towards the Mystery – An evening of music and words by Simon Nicholls to mark the death centenary of Alexander Scriabin.

Pushkin House (Bloomsbury Square, London) on Thursday, May 7, 2015   


Bogliasco Foundation bogliasco_foundation

The Scriabin Association is proud to link with the Bogliasco Foundation and are cross publicising each group’s upcoming Scriabin events to mark the composer’s death centenary. The Bogliasco foundation has events in both New York and Bogliasco, Italy  (where Scriabin lived and worked for a time). Details below or at the Bogliasco website here.


An Evening of Scriabin’s Piano Music

scriabin-poster(A5)-web-new25th April 2015, 7pm  – Ensemble Room, Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

The Scriabin Association presents an evening concert celebrating the piano music of Scriabin in honour of his death centenary. A collective of pianists will contribute repertoire spanning the composer’s compositional life including half of the 10 sonatas (3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th). The event will be held in the Ensemble Room, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry on April 25th 7pm. Free admission. The full programme of works and performers can be viewed here.

For further information please contact us or phone 02475 013905.


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‘Towards the Flame’a lecture / recital by Simon Nicholls
7th February 2015, 7pm at King Henry VIII School Hall, Warwick Road, Coventry CV3 6AQ;
We are pleased to announce the Scriabin Association’s inaugural event will be a lecture/recital entitled, ‘Towards the Flame’ given by the association’s chairman, and Scriabin scholar, Simon Nicholls. The evening’s talk will be illustrated by extracts of the earliest known through to very last compositions of Scriabin, all performed by Simon Nicholls.

We welcome honorary guests Dina Parakhina (professor RCM and RNCM) and Dr. Richard Overill (Kings College, London). We are grateful to the support of King Henry VIII School for this event.