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Aleksandr Scriabin

Aleksandr ScriabinAKA Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin

Born: 25-Dec-1871
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 14-Apr-1915
Location of death: Moscow, Russia
Cause of death: Blood poisoning [1]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [2]
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Prometheus: The Poem of Fire


[1] Septicemia resulting from a boil on his upper lip.

[2] Faubion Bowers, Scriabin: A Biography (2nd Edition, 1996), pp. 68-69: "Even today within these post-Freudian latitudes, to impute homosexuality -- latent, passive, or ultimately triumphed over, as it was in Scriabin's case, in my opinion -- still it would be recreant to shirk a rather homosexual interpretation of Scriabin's life. Incontrovertible proof cannot now be dredged up from the past, but so many signposts there seem to be."

Wife: Vera Isakovich (pianist, m. 1897)
Mistress: Tatiana Schloezer

    High School: Moscow Cadet School (1882-89)
    University: Moscow Conservatory (1888-92)
    Professor: Moscow Conservatory (1898-1903)

    Asteroid Namesake 6549 Scryabin
    Risk Factors: Synaesthesia

Is the subject of books:
The Music of Alexander Scriabin, 1986, BY: James M. Baker



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