Bibliografia Skrjabiniana, in “Slavia”,
III, 1994, pp.136-92, distributed in U.S.A. by the Skrjabin Society of America.
main biographical sources regarding Alexander Scriabin, besides those written by
the composer himself, came from the evidence of his many friends and biographers.
A certain wealth of biographical and critical items in the years immediately
following Scriabin's death was followed by a long period of weary repetition.
Between the 60's and 70's there was a remarkable revival of interest in Scriabin,
and his musical work became the subject of meticulous analysis; in the 70's the
specialized studies of Scriabin's harmonic language increased like that of few
other composers. On a wave of renewed interest during the 80's some essays came
to light that, for their completeness of explanations and accuracy, both
scientifically and methodologically, there was no precedent. Particularly
important is the contribution of doctoral dissertations originating in many
American universities. The Russian bibliography is much richer and more
articulate than those for other composers.
In Italy musicological interest in Scriabin is rather small compared with that
in Russia, other European countries, and the United States; Italy's
contributions to the musicological study of Scriabin remained rather limited
until the 80's when there was a certain revival of interest in this subject. The
bibliography, exceptionally replete, comprises around 700 titles including
monographs, essays and scattered articles. The subjects dealt with, besides
those strictly musical, are found in numerous other aspects of cultural life:
literature, art, history, philosophy, politics, customs, esoteric science,
psychology, linguistics. The bibliography is presented in chronological order.
For each year the entries are arranged on the basis of the authors' surnames,
according to the order of the Latin alphabet. In general, this bibliography does
contained in essays that do not contain chapters (items) specifically
dedicated to Scriabin (unless the references are particularly long and
entry specifically inserted in the dictionary, "History of Music"
and general entries of music of the 20th century.
prefaces found in the scores of Scriabin's music.
introductions quoted on record jackets or booklets included in record cases.
program notes from concerts of Scriabin's music.
and analyses of concerts published in daily papers (The articles appearing
in papers, when Scriabin was still living number a few hundred).
of books dedicated to Scriabin.
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