The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Music - 294 pages
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When Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin's music was performed, the listeners' responses were ecstatic. Based on transcriptions (provided as an appendix), the book focuses on an analysis of Scriabin's performing style within the broader context of Romantic performance practice.

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Anatole Leikin is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His scholarly research, published worldwide in various musicological journals and essay collections, explores such topics as Romantic performance practice; early tonality; structural and hermeneutic analysis; the music of Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, and Granados. Professor Leikin regularly performs as a solo and chamber pianist, fortepianist, and harpsichordist. He has also recorded piano works of Scriabin, Chopin, and Cope, and serves as an editor for The Complete Chopin - A New Critical Edition..

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