Scriabin: the essentials

Alexander Scriabin is one of the most essential figures of turn-of-the-century music, whose trenchant philosophical mind and love for the piano gave rise to a vast and utterly unique oeuvre under the influence of sensory-blending synesthesia. Most of the work he left behind was written for the piano, but Scriabin also composed some memorable symphonic works—and you'll find all his masterpieces in this playlist, from the legendary piano sonatas and preludes to the stunning symphonies and symphonic poems.