Part III - Alexander Raichev* - Symphony No.2 “The New Prometheus”
Label: Балкантон - 0176 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: Bulgaria • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
Prometheus: The Poem of FireOp. Prometheus is only loosely based on the myth of Prometheus. A typical performance lasts about 20 minutes. Sabaneyev referred to this chord, which opens the work in an eerily static fashion, as the "chord of Prometheus". It has subsequently become known as the " mystic chord ".
But after unrelieved dissonance throughout, the symphonic poem ends with a resplendent F-sharp major triad, the only consonant sonority in the entire composition. The part for color organ is notated on a staff of its own, in treble clef at the top of the score, and consists of two parts: one changes with the harmony, and always goes to the root note of the prevailing harmony, and thus produces the color Scriabin associated with each key; the other consists of much longer notes sustained through many bars, and does not appear to be related Part III - Alexander Raichev* - Symphony No.2 “The New Prometheus” the harmony or therefore to the first partbut for the most part slowly Part III - Alexander Raichev* - Symphony No.2 “The New Prometheus” up the scale a whole-tone at a time, the changes being several pages of score apart, or a minute or two apart.
It is not clear what relationship this part has to the first part, or to the music as a whole. The score does not explain how two different colors are to be presented at the same time during a performance. This color organ part also contains three parts briefly at one point in the score. Sources [ who?
The score itself contains no indications about how this is meant to be handled. The premiere was conducted by Serge Koussevitzky in Moscow on 2 March For a description of several other performances employing novel approaches to color realization in this work, see Hugh MacDonald, The Musical Times pp.
Leonid Sabaneyev transcribed the symphonic poem for two pianos four hands in When he initially proposed this, Scriabin was of the opinion that at least eight hands would be necessary, and the composer was reportedly somewhat disconcerted when he realized that his piece could be reduced in this way. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on Retrieved Satisfaction (Isak Original) - Benny Benassi Presents The Biz - Satisfaction Scriabin.
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