Some Features of Alexander Scriabin's Piano Style. Dedicated to A. Skryabin's 150th anniversary


  • Anahit Ruben Manvelyan Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory


Alexander Scriabin, piano works, stylistic features, innovation


Alexander Scriabin is one of the greatest representatives of the musical culture of the late 19th and early 20h centuries. As a daring innovator, he created an original sound universe with an inimitable system of images and expressions. Scriabin was influenced by various idealistic philosophical and aesthetic concepts of his time. The contradictions of Russia's complex pre-revolutionary era are reflected in his music's bright contrasts, with rebellious impulses and discretion, sensual sighs, and imperative exclamations.
Scriabin's piano sonatas reflect all stages in the evolution of his work. They, as well as his symphonic works, reveal one of the most important tendencies in his music - the hidden, disguised program. These are programmatic works with no literary or artistic basis (in some cases, the commentaries were added after the music was completed). As is known, programmatic content is not necessarily tied to the title of the work. It can be implicit, conditional, symbolic, abstract, or subjective. Indeed, the philosophical-idealistic programs of Scriabin's sonatas are remarkably relevant, and the music of the sonatas is still perceived by listeners and continues to retain its powerful influence. A. Scriabin left an indelible mark on world music culture. His work had a significant impact on the development of twentieth-century piano and symphonic music.

Author Biography

Anahit Ruben Manvelyan, Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory

In 1973 she graduated from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, receiving the qualification of chamber ensemble artist, pianist and teacher. From 1973 to 2002 she worked at Gyumri Kara-Murza music college as a professional piano teacher and concertmaster. From 1978 to 2014 she worked at Sheram Music School in Gyumri as a teacher and Head of Piano Department. Since 1997 she has been working at the Gyumri branch of YSC, since 2019 she has been Head of Performance Department of the University, and Associate Professor since 2006. She is a laureate of international competitions, and has many laureate students.


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How to Cite

Manvelyan, A. R. (2023). Some Features of Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Style. Dedicated to A. Skryabin’s 150th anniversary. Musical Armenia, (2), 109–112. Retrieved from