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Scriabin: Etude Op. 42 No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

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Alexander Scriabin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 42 No. 5
Etude Op. 42 No. 5  in C-sharp Minor by Scriabin piano sheet music
Key: C-sharp Minor Year: 1903
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1396 kB)

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xx Scriabin Étude 42/5
June 14, 2011, 01:07:23 AM by michael_langlois

Hi all,

For those of you who are familiar with this étude, would you mind offering any advice you have for the last page and similar places?  I'm trying to find a sustainable motion in the right hand.  What seems to be beginning to work is a sort of circular pivotal/rotational wrist motion (I know that's a long-winded way of describing it, but I don't have a video to show you) with a grouping of four eighth notes/eight sixteenths (if that makes sense), as well as leaving the LH to create the sound mass, with the RH staying light.  Otherwise, one gets tired very quickly!

If you have played it and understand the particular difficulty I'm talking about, would love to have a little light shed on the passage!

Thanks a bunch,

xx Scriabin Etude Op.42 No.5
April 07, 2011, 02:59:15 PM by piano1231

I'm working on this piece and have memorized the whole score, however, I find it difficult to perfrom well, especially when facing a lot of people Embarrassed
And the most serious problem is I have played this slowly (and two hands split )before I speeded up, and it seems it didn't work out!
I know this is not a easy piece to handel, but I really want to overcome the obstacle!

if there is any similar technique etude by other composer, I would try to apply to this

thank you guys!

xx Scriabin Opus 42 # 5
April 24, 2010, 04:47:18 PM by cctunes

I usually have little difficulty in coming up with fingerings that make things much easier for me no matter what the piece, but in the case of this Etude, I'm a bit miffed. I keep going back and forth between different fingerings (especially when the inner voices begin on the repeat of the main theme)...Every bit of music I've found has zero fingerings (which is fine by my 99.9% of the time!), but in this case, I was wondering if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance!

xx Scriabin Etude op.42 no.5
September 29, 2009, 09:23:26 PM by dough_mouse

The tension I get in my hands when playing this piece is KILLING me. Starting with the repetition of the theme including the extra sixteenths on the right, the tension in my wrists/hands starts building, and as much as I try to stay loose, by the time I'm halfway the piece through my hands are so tense it affects my playing. Any advice on how to stay loose?

xx Scriabin - Etude op42 no5 (video)
August 28, 2008, 02:27:56 PM by storyseller

Me playing Scriabin's little beast.....


Comments and ratings welcome!

xx Piece Ranking
August 20, 2006, 09:14:06 PM by dough_mouse

Please help me rank the following pieces in the order of least to most difficult:

Chopin Etude 25/10 in Bminor
Liszt TE no.12 Chasse-Neige
Rach Etude 39/1 in Cminor
Alkan Etude no.7 Finale
Schubert/Liszt Transcription - Erlkonig
Scriabin Etude 8/12 in D#minor
Scriabin Etude 42/5 in C#minor
Prokofiev Suggestions Diabolique
Beethoven Sonata Tempest - 3rd movement

Thanks in advance!

xx Scriabin Etude Op 42 No 5
September 18, 2005, 03:50:00 PM by Triton

Well..Here's me playing it..
What do you think of it?

Thanks to Elizabeth for bringing the sheets for this piece Wink


xx Scriabin - Etude op 42 no5
May 09, 2005, 02:58:47 PM by Dazzer

horrid Recording. i'll try recording a better one someother time... but i have to move on to other pieces.

oh did i mention please give me your comments? Cheesy

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