Etude in c-sharp minor
, originally written for piano solo, is a true “musical rainbow”. It begins at a place of peace and understanding, grows to a peak of passionate expression, and gradually returns to the calm peacefulness of the opening.
The wonderful painting by American Tonalist Charles Appel (1857-1928) connects so beautifully with the warmth and peacefulness of the outer moments of the Scriabin, while the ever brighter sunrise echoes the passion and intensity of the middle of the piece.
Resident Conductor, The Henry Mancini Institute| Professor of Violin,
Frost School of Music, University of Miami