An orchestration of the Sonata no. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23 by Alexander Scriabin

De Castro Martins Amaro, Olga Maria (2009-03)

Thesis (MMus (Music))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.


The work presented herewith is an orchestration of one of the most idiomatic piano pieces composed by Alexander Scriabin: the Sonata no.3 in F‐sharp minor, Op. 23. This particular orchestration involved a process of profound examination and comprehension of the form of the sonata, as well as understanding the role of each instrument of the symphony orchestra, and how they could contribute to an orchestral reconstruction of Scriabin’s work. The re‐creation of the piano part, and the whole experience that supported this challenge, resulted in the individual production in which my particular interpretation of Scriabin’s music reflects the maturity of an absorbed investigation of his style of composition.

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