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A Rush Towards the Light

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4 January – 28 February
Date
10:00 – 21:00
Time
room 305
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An exhibition "A Rush Towards the Light" dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer Alexander Scriabin will be on show in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Room (room 305) from January 4 to February 28.

Among the names of Russian composers, the name of Alexander Scriabin stands out. His career was relatively short, but extremely bright, leaving a deep mark on the art of the 19th – early 20th centuries.

Scriabin was an experimental composer. It was he who was the first to talk about the creation of colour music works. Combining music and light, in 1910 he wrote Prometheus, a poem that required an orchestra, chorus, organ, piano, and a special light apparatus to perform. The latter had a special role in reproducing the "Luce" part of the light, in which the conventional notations of colours were written down in ordinary notes. The composer's creative plan was to create a majestic spectacle where, in addition to music and colour, there were smells, colours and even architecture. Unfortunately, he did not succeed in realizing all of his plans, but what he did do, however, puts Scriabin on a par with the great art reformers of the time.

One of the composer's main priorities was piano music: he wrote a piano concerto, ten sonatas, twenty poems, preludes, etudes, mazurkas and impromptus. Most of these works are on display, along with letters and memories of the composer.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by a library card or by the Social and Cultural Center ticket.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 52.

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