January 01, 2012

Alexander Scriabin



How can words possibly convey the sound of music? Any attempt to describe extraordinary harmonies and new approaches to melody and sound is doomed to failure. Perhaps it makes sense to turn to another art form for help in transmitting the experience of music. This seems to be what the poet Konstantin Balmont (1867-1942) was doing when he endeavored to capture the amazing beauty of Scriabin’s music in his verse.

Сперва играли лунным светом феи.
Мужской диез и женское - бемоль -
Изображали поцелуй и боль.
Журчали справа малые затеи.

 


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