The Complete sonatas of Scriabin
Just when the Ring is reverberating on the main stage of the Bastille, the Amphithéâtre will be celebrating Scriabin, another composer who devoted his life to the quest for the total work. Like Wagner's, his music conveys the idea of the destruction of the old order and the advent of a new world: from the “black mass” of his penultimate sonata (N°9) the brilliant sonata N°10 bursts forth – which Scriabin dedicated to butterflies, “born from the sun’s kisses to the Earth”.
It requires extraordinary courage to perform these ten sonatas for piano over two evenings. The young and spirited Armenian pianist Varduhi Yeritsyan, herself strongly attached to Russian music and a great performer of it, takes up the challenge.
A total artist, actor, poet, director, Olivier Py has built up an immense body of work, a theatre of the apocalypse marked by a profound metaphysical sentiment. During these two evenings, he interprets texts from Russian authors and world literature, thus extending Scriabin’s creative act.
|Alexander Scriabin||Sonatas n° 2, 4, 6, 8, 10|
Varduhi Yeritsyan Piano
Texts and poems by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva
Olivier Py Narrator