SKRYABIN, ALEKSANDER NIKOLAIEVICH. 1872-1915.

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Lot 4260
SKRYABIN, ALEKSANDER NIKOLAIEVICH. 1872-1915.

US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£ 3,800 - 5,300
SKRYABIN, ALEKSANDER NIKOLAIEVICH. 1872-1915.
2 silver print photographs, (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 and 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches) of the composer as a young man, one signed and inscribed, inscription very light; some surface scratches and other wear.

SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH, WARMLY INSCRIBED TO A.V. KIPARSKII. The great Russian Symbolist composer's early work was heavily influenced by Frédéric Chopin, but later he developed independently of Arnold Schoenberg his own atonal and dissonant form of musical system fused with mysticism. A reader of Nietzsche and Mme. Blavatsky, he was also fascinated with the correlation between music and colors. Sergei Diaghilev sponsored some of his early concerts; and later Aaron Copeland, despite some reservations, thought that Skyrabin's work was "truly individual, truly inspired."
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SKRYABIN, ALEKSANDER NIKOLAIEVICH. 1872-1915.
SKRYABIN, ALEKSANDER NIKOLAIEVICH. 1872-1915.
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