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Work: Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op.54

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ComposerScriabin, Alexander (1872-1915)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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BostonLeipzig Week in Boston

Strauss R., Haydn, Schoenberg, Scriabin
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Olivier Latry; John Ferrillo; Richard Svoboda; Frank-Michael Erben

SeattleStravinsky The Rite of Spring - Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Scriabin, Stravinsky
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard

New York CityDebussy, Ravel and Scriabin

Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Louis Langrée; Isabel Leonard

DetroitRachmaninov Piano Concerto

Rachmaninov, Busoni, Scriabin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Markus Stenz; Alexander Gavrylyuk

LondonVasily Petrenko Conducts The Poem of Ecstasy

Vasily Petrenko Conducts The Poem of Ecstasy
Wagner, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; George Li
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Ecstatic highs mark Denève’s Cleveland Orchestra program

Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
An orchestral program on the theme of ecstasy, religious and profane, included a piano concerto by James MacMillan along with works by Jennifer Higdon, Debussy, and Scriabin.
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LSO Futures: A mixed night of mostly new music at the Barbican

Simon Halsey conducting the public domain © Doug Peters
The LSO Futures season presented a programme of alternately effective, un-engaging and overpowering music at the Barbican.
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Lorenzo Viotti debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala

Lorenzo Viotti © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Viotti will return to La Scala to conduct Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in 2020. The programme this time round gave an indication of some of the positive qualities to expect. It also warned of some potential pitfalls.
****1
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Between two worlds with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan

Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s Prom with Daniel Barenboim went in search of identity and found ecstasy
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All-Russian programme raises the roof in Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO perform an all-Russian programme, with an exceptional Rite of Spring and charismatic playing from solo harpist Catrin Finch. 
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