Alexander Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy" op. 54 parts 1 and 2
Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin wrote "Poem of Ecstasy" op. 54 also known as his 4th symphony. The music is from the album Scriabin Piano Concerto/Poem of Ecstasy performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Donald Johnson, conductor; Richard Gianguilio, solo trumpet; Philip Ruder, solo violin.
The liner notes on my album is worth repeating here: "His (Scriabin's) life was constantly in ferment, and though he ran at fever pitch he never indulged in stimulants (with the exception of beautiful women..." In other words, Scriabin was a mad man high on testosterone with a youthful lust of the flesh as exemplified in his fervent passion for women.
Poem of Ecstasy is divided into three parts. The first part is a Prologue which is identified as "Striving after the Ideal" and "Awakening of the Soul". The solo violin is heard in a theme of "Ecstatic Love". The trumpet solo announces the "Will to Arise" at the final portion.
I do not own the copyright to the music and the recording. Photos used on video clip was appropriated from the original album (Vox Production Inc. ) and Alexander Scriabin: The Complete Piano Sonatas. This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.
Hope you enjoy. sDg.