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Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op. 29, was written by A. Scriabin in 1901. It was performed for the first time on January 12, 1902 in St.-Petersburg under A. Liadov.

The second symphony consists of five movements: a slow Andante, an impetuous Allegro with a heroic main theme, an Andante with charming violins sounding, and a Tempestoso, the last severe battle before the final victory. The main theme of the final, Maestoso, is a sorrowful theme of the beginning of the Symphony transformed into a solemn march.

One of the greatest creations of A. Scriabin "Poem of Ecstasy", Op. 54, was composed in 1907 in Lausanne, and was premiered on January 19, 1909 in St. Petersburg under G. Varlich. In the heroic, thrilling pathos of the poem we can feel the pre-storming mood of Russian life at the beginning of the century.

A. Scriabin (1872-1915)
Symphony No.2 in C minor, Op. 29

1.   Andante 18:20
      Allegro
2.   Andante 13:20
3.   Tempestoso 14:05
     Maestoso

4.   Poem of Ecstasy, op. 54 22.06

Total time 69:51

The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeni Svetlanov - Conductor