About this playlist
A mystery to many music lovers, Alexander Scriabin had a pretty ordinary musical upbringing. As a child, he had lessons with the famous disciplinarian Zverev together with Sergei Rachmaninov, who later became his close friend. In his early works, Scriabin was strongly influenced by Chopin's piano miniatures, but eventually started experimenting with new harmonies and sonorities, and fell in love with atonal music. Scriabin considered himself the Messiah of the human race and his most grandiose composition 'Mysterium', was meant to be a multi-sensory experience performed in the Indian Himalayas following the end of the world. It remained unfinished due to composer's sudden death.