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Track(s) taken from CDA67050

Poème tragique, Op 34

1903; Festivamente, fastoso

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Recording details: January 1998
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Rhodes
Release date: June 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 13 seconds

Cover artwork: Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (c1875) by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

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The Op 34 Poème tragique of 1903 strikes a heroic pose; the middle section presents an ‘angry, proud’ theme, introducing an element of foreboding. As Rubtsova points out in her Scriabin biography, the downward thematic contour of this section anticipates the ‘theme of protest’ in Le poème de l’extase, which is itself marked tragico.

from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2015

Poème suivant à avoir été publié, le Poème tragique op.34 prend, là encore, une pose héroïque: la section centrale présente un thème «rageur, fier», qui introduit un élément prémonitoire. Comme le souligne Rubtsova dans sa biographie de Scriabine, le contour thématique descendant de cette section anticipe le «thème de protestation» du Poème de l’extase, lui-même marqué tragico.

extrait des notes rédigées par Simon Nicholls © 2015
Français: Hypérion

Das als nächstes veröffentlichte Poème Skrjabins war das Poème tragique op. 34. Dieses Werk nimmt wiederum eine heroische Pose ein; im Mittelteil wird ein „zorniges, stolzes“ Thema vorgestellt, wodurch sich eine gewisse ungute Vorahnung einstellt. Rubtsova weist in ihrer Skrjabin-Biographie darauf hin, dass die abwärts gerichtete thematische Kontur dieses Abschnitts das „Protest-Thema“ in Le poème de l’extase vorwegnimmt, welches seinerseits mit tragico markiert ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Simon Nicholls © 2015
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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