Alexander Scriabin 

“You know, if you’re two years ahead of the curve, it’s a good thing. If you’re 10 years ahead of the curve, not so good. Scriabin was so far ahead of the curve he didn’t even see the curve coming.” —Marin Alsop in an interview with NPR

Via NPR Music

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Watch Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy,” as performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at the 2010 BBC Proms