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Piano Sonata No. 8 Opus 66

Piano Solo

By Alexander Scriabin

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Piano Solo. Composed by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). Edited by Valentina Rubcova and V. Rubcova. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. 38 pages. G. Henle #HN354. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480354).

Item Number: HL.51480354

In his last years, Skryabin realized a noble and great idea. Inspired by his study of theosophical writings, he dreamed of joining music, poetry, mime, architecture, light, colour and even aromas to create a "Gesamtkunstwerk," and thus elevate human beings to a higher level of consciousness. This "Mysterium" was never completed, but his late piano sonatas - conceived as preliminary studies - enable us to see what moved Skryabin. He spent a particularly long time working on his eighth sonata and proofread it intensively; but later quite a few mistakes still found their way into it. Thanks to the autograph and the first edition, ambiguous passages have now been cleared up and corrected in our Urtext edition.