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Scott Music Centre, Queen Anne's School, 6 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6DX, United Kingdom


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2022 marks the 150th anniversary of Alexander Scriabin’s birth on 6th January 1872.

Few composers of western art music have provided as much fascination. Scriabin offered a unique blend of esoteric mysticism, ethereal pianism, progressive harmonic technique, philosophically-driven composition, colour-music experiments, and more. For 150 years he has stimulated lively scholarly debate and new musical experiences. The Scriabin @ 150 conference marks this celebratory date as a chance to reflect on any aspect of the composer’s unique legacy.

The conference will be held on Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 September, 2022 at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham and will feature a keynote address from Professor Marina Frolova-Walker (Cambridge University), a piano recital from Anita D’Attillis, and other Scriabin-related events. The conference will focus on the following:

  • Scriabin’s cultural significance and legacy: influences and inspiration 
  • Scriabin and performance practices
  • Implications of Scriabin’s works for music theory and analysis 
  • Issues pertaining to mysticism or theosophy in Scriabin’s music
  • Discussion of Scriabin’s philosophical and poetical writings 
  • Scriabin and Russo-European traditions
  • Scriabin’s artistic milieu 
  • Scriabin’s reception in Russia and abroad 

On Saturday 24th September 19:00-20:30, a piano recital will be given by Anita D'Attellis. Anita has given several recitals at Queen Anne’s School, including the UK premiere of The Gift of Song by the Dutch composer, Joep Franssens. This evening’s recital will focus on Scriabin’s early piano works:

  • Sonata no.3, op.23
  • Fantasie in B minor, op.28 
  • Sonata no.2, op.19
  • Deux poèmes, op. 32
  • A selection of Etudes

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