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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
of Ecstasy, op. 54 – 22.06
Total time – 69:51
The USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeni Svetlanov - Conductor