Of the Deux poèmes
, Op 71, also written in 1913, the first is marked Fantastique
, posing ‘a tragic question’ (Sergei Pavchinsky), with swirling arpeggios, and with diminuendos which recall the dematerializing sounds of the Poème-nocturne. The second, En rêvant, avec une grande douceur
, expresses with its arching, trilling phrases the upward striving of Scriabin’s world-view.
from notes by Simon Nicholls © 2015