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The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Simon Nicholls


Skryabin’s life spanned the tumultuous political events and artistic developments of the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth but was cut short before the end of the First World War. In an era when the Russian musical scene was relatively conservative, he aligned himself with the poets, philosophers, and dramatists of the Silver Age. Possessed by an apocalyptic vision, aspects of which he shared with other Russian thinkers and artists of the period, Skryabin transformed his Romantic musical style into a far-reaching, radical instrument for the expression of his id ... More

Keywords: music, philosophy, Russian culture, Indian culture, Russian symbolism, German idealism, Silver Age, theosophy, theurgy, colour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190863661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190863661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Nicholls, author
Honorary Fellow, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire