Poem: 'Vers la flamme'

Alexander Scriabin

Poem: 'Vers la flamme'

Op. 72

About this work...

Alexander Scriabin completed his Vers la Flamme, Op. 72 for solo piano in 1914. It is a brief work around six minutes in duration, but its epic quality is pronounced and well contoured. In keeping with its title "Towards the Flame," the music careens from a somber, burbling opening to an ecstatic vision of a cosmic rup... read more