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Scriabin: Etude Op. 2 No. 1 in C-sharp Minor

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Alexander Scriabin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 2 No. 1
Etude Op. 2 No. 1  in C-sharp Minor by Scriabin piano sheet music
Key: C-sharp Minor Year: 1887
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (544 kB)

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xx Scriabin op. 2 no. 1: How to play??
January 31, 2010, 05:44:41 PM by pearly

Hi guys!!

This is my first post in this forum.
I am going to begin with Scriabin's etude op. 2 no. 1. At some points I am wondering how you are supposed to play the notes.
For example bar 1 in the right Hand. Is it really necessary to sustain the notes whose flags go downwards? When you use the pedal, you don't hear no difference anyway.
At the 6th bar in the left hand it is very hard to hold the d# while playing the 8th line above. Do you just play this note an 8th long?
And the bars 5 and 6 after the key change to tripple b (21st and 22nd bar overall, mezzo forte), do you hold the eb, ebb and db?
By the way i hand width is about a ninth.

Thank you!

xx Scriabin Etude
June 15, 2009, 06:22:41 PM by redbaron

Am I right in thinking that Scriabin's Etude in C#m Op 2 No 1 was on the ABRSM Grade 8 syllabus a few years ago?

xx Scriabin etude, op. 2 no. 1
November 10, 2008, 08:17:27 AM by aewanko


xx Re: Less challenging Scriabin pieces
July 16, 2008, 08:06:00 AM by invictious

Just for fun facts, did you know his Etude 2/1 was written for a girl when he was 16? I'm surprised she didn't marry him on the spot.

Some of the etudes are at a manageable level (2/1 being the piece that people start off with, others starting with the preludes). His preludes are mostly equal in terms of difficulty, although there are some occasional ones which are much trickier.

His earlier works is quite modeled after Chopin, so those works may be easier to learn first. The later works are very difficult (just scan through the scores for 7 8 9 10th Sonatas, some of them are quite black).

You can also try his Poemes Op.32, No.1 and 2. His impromptus are quite dramatic in nature too, so I would also recommend learning those, such as Op.12 No.2.

xx Scriabin
July 08, 2008, 03:09:14 PM by eyeballnick

Do you prefer hes more "romantic" compositions, or do you think his more "Experimental" compositions are better, both favoured and musically.

I personally prefer his earlier romantic works, etudes op.8 no.11 and op.2 no.1 and preludes. u?

xx scriabin's etude op 2 no 1
April 05, 2008, 11:27:30 AM by aewanko

well, I got this piece the other day and I wondered if you could offer any tips on it because I can't seem to maintain the speed well due to the arpeggiated and big chords.

Scriabin's a crazy man, I tell you! Tongue

smiley Scriabin Etude Op. 2 and Preludes op. 11
November 29, 2007, 09:30:14 PM by doxy

Scriabin Preludes Op 11 -


Etude Op. 2 No. 1


xx [First Year Student Critique] Scriabin Op.2 No.1 and Prelude Op.11 IX
July 24, 2007, 01:17:35 AM by mekohler

Im 24, been playing for 10 months. Have a Russian concert pianist teacher in NYC. Decided to record myself today and randomly played these 2 songs. They're both one take and I know I got some fudged up notes on the Op2. No.1. I think it sounds shitty, the piano sound itself as well as the dynamics. I dunno, maybe its the lack of professional recording. Anyway, comments and suggestions needed/welcome.

xx [Critique Please] Scriabin Op.2 No.1 and Prelude Op.11 IX
July 24, 2007, 01:08:31 AM by mekohler

Hey, this is my first post. Been playing for 10 months, and taking lessons from a Russian concert pianist in NYC. I decided to record today after feeling like I keep sucking more. The recording quality is not ideal, and the piano sounds shitty with my mic and I'm not please with the recordings at all. Was looking for any comments or suggestions. In the Op.2 No.1 I know I mess up some notes, I was nervous. Bleh!

xx Scriabin - op.2, no.1; what is it studying?
November 07, 2006, 10:54:41 AM by elegie

I consider to learn this Etude. But what techniques does it really study, and how difficult is this etude?

xx What does this sign mean?
October 09, 2006, 04:17:28 PM by drexo

I don't have a Piano teacher and I really don't know what this mean... Can someone help me out?


xx scriabin etude in c#m
October 15, 2005, 02:55:10 PM by crazy for ivan moravec

in the same recital as the other recordings i posted, this was the encore which i never thought i would play so i didn't practice it since i thought it was easy to memorize, hehe.

pls tell me what u think. thanks a lot!

xx Scriabin - Etude Op. 2/1
September 23, 2005, 03:14:48 PM by quantum

Recorded today.  Piano was just tuned, and the hammers reshaped a bit.  The scale is now more even between the bichord / trichord break.  The tone changed a bit as a result, much more rounded.  The una-corda doesn't have as pronounced effect as before, I'm guessing as there is less a difference between the compacted areas of felt on the hammers. 

Scriabin - Etude Op. 2/1
Mic: (2x) Studio Projects B1
Interface: Edirol UA-25
Piano: Yamaha C3


xx Rach Prelude in C# minor op.3 no.2 and Scriabin Etude op.2 no.1
August 09, 2005, 01:12:33 AM by beginner0

Comments please.

Also for the Scriabin my friend redid it a bit and so it sounds less home recorded ish.

xx Scriabin's Etude in C# minor, op. 2 no. 1
March 14, 2005, 03:51:09 AM by mosis

I have started learning this piece, and I'm making quite some progress. I have half of it memorized already, and it is sounding good...

... hands and voices sepereately, that is.  Undecided

I cannot bring out the RH melody and keep the chords even. The chords are either loud, arpeggiated, or the melody is bashed out, or not heard at all. I am struggling with this, and although I'm sure this is what the etude is teaching, I do not know how to go about learning it.

I also find the fact that there are no slurs on the score to be peculiar. Listening to a recording, one can figure out the logical phrases and musical lines, but nothing was notated. What did Scriabin intend with his whacky time signature and utter lack of phrasing and articulation?

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