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In 1897 Scriabin married the pianist Vera Isakovich and became a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory. Over the next five years he produced his études, preludes, and sonatas for solo piano, his only piano concerto, and saw the premiere of his first two symphonies. In 1904 Scriabin and his wife relocated to Switzerland, where they later separated. Scriabin became involved with Tatiana Schlözer, with whom he had children. With the help of a wealthy sponsor, Scriabin spent several years travelling before returning permanently to Russia in 1909, working on his Fourth and Fifth Symphonies. He moved away from the Romantic tradition, inventing several new harmonic techniques and straying increasingly into a more contemporary atonality. Influenced by synaesthesia (though not believed to have experienced it himself) and mystic philosophies, he created a colour-coded circle of fifths and his ‘Prometheus’ Symphony includes a part for clavier à lumières (colour organ).
Scriabin died on 27 April 1915 from septicaemia. His funeral in Moscow was attended by so many admirers that it had to be ticketed.