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Scriabin: Etude Op. 8 No. 12 in D-sharp Minor

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Alexander Scriabin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 8 No. 12
Etude Op. 8 No. 12  in D-sharp Minor by Scriabin piano sheet music
Key: D-sharp Minor Published: 1894
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (766 kB)

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xx Scriabin:Etude no 12 in d#minor
April 17, 2004, 05:49:11 PM by libra

I' ve been studying this etude for 4 months.The problem is that my left hand gets tired after the second page and I can't play it too fast!Anybody to help?

xx Scriabin Etude op. 8 no. 12
June 07, 2004, 05:42:50 AM by jennbo

well i've decided to postpone on the tempest sonata.
so how hard is the scriabin etude in comparison to the op. 31 no. 2 sonata?
i haven't looked at it.
it sounds hard
it sounds heartwrenching
i want to cry
i love martha argerich/horowitz's versions.
im rambling.

xx Scriabin - Etude Op. 8/12
September 28, 2005, 06:49:57 AM by quantum

One of the pieces that always brings me great joy when I play it.  This piece is just plain fun to play.  

The bass range doesn't sound as rich and full as I'd like it to be.  Maybe time to tweak the mic placements?  Or just get a longer piano  Roll Eyes

Scriabin - Etude Op. 8/12
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xx Scriabin Op.8 No.12 in D# minor question
November 13, 2005, 12:06:45 PM by g_s_223

Ok, fairly simple question about this celebrated piece. You can check out the score at http://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/single_listing.cfm?composer_id=11 by clicking the relevant entry.

So, looking at the bass part, there are several times where very high notes occur, typically A# or B which would be around the middle of the treble staff if notated there. The question is, should these notes be played by the LH, or should they be taken by the RH which is well placed to do so?

Is the latter solution a "sensible" thing to do, or is it "a cop-out"? I can see the arguments for dividing wide-span arpeggios between the hands, but equally there's a beauty in the challenge of taking the LH leaps. If the latter, what LH finger/thumb would you use?

The score above, although fingered, specifically leaves this question open...


question Scriabin - Etude no.12 op.8 in D# minor
June 28, 2006, 12:57:25 AM by kghayesh

Has anyone played this Etude ?? I want to know its difficulty and some guidelines and tips for tackling it.
If you compared it to Chopin Etudes, where will it rate ?? Near op.10 no.3, op.25 no.1 or near op.25 no.6 and op.10 no.1 ??

xx Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12
August 17, 2006, 03:02:26 PM by dnephi

I heard Horowitz play that piece. It's tremendous in its passion and fury.  Is it really very difficult?  Is it difficult to play it with that emotion?  You need to hear it.  It's amazing to me.

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 8 12
January 08, 2007, 11:37:13 AM by sylvieblu

hey, I am new.
I love this etude (subject) and I was asking which kind of light etude can prepare me to begin this etude, too difficult for me in this moment.

xx [VIDEO] Scriabin Etude Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp minor
February 05, 2007, 12:15:41 AM by jlh

Work in progress... trying to get it polished for a recital in 2 weeks... :/

Edit: Recital footage here:


xx Refreshing interpretation of Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12
February 11, 2007, 03:04:58 PM by infectedmushroom


What do you think of it?

xx Scriabin plays Etude in d# minor Op.8 #12
February 13, 2007, 06:37:08 AM by arensky

The composer plays his most famous work on a Welte Mignon roll from 1912 or 1913, recorded on a Steinway "D" grand via a Welte Vorsetzer in 1963. Fascinating...

Click here for more detailed info about Welte Mignon and to hear more rolls including Scriabin playing the Poem Op.32#1.


xx Recital Recording - Scriabin Etudes
March 06, 2007, 01:54:05 AM by jlh

Masters recital, 02.20.2007:

Sixth set:

Scriabin Etude in F-sharp minor Op. 8, No. 2
Scriabin Etude in E Major Op. 8, No. 5
Scriabin Etude in D-sharp minor Op. 8, No. 12

Comments appreciated!  Smiley

Edit: mp3's replaced

xx Scriabin Etude Op.8 No. 12
March 08, 2007, 07:14:25 AM by faj

I'm not supposed to post this since Jlh just posting his great performance of this piece.
But I don't have much time and need feedback to find good direction for my preparation of this piece.

Thanks in advance, Faj

xx My First Audition Post-Scriabin Etude No12 Op.8
October 15, 2007, 09:26:16 AM by c0nfused

Hi everybody,

I recently got a copy of the recording of a small concert I participated in last year, and since it was the first time to have myself recorded live, I thought to post something here. The sound is not really good, the piano was not good(...) and I am not sure if I was any good either. But, you know, it's my first recording, I am happy about it... Smiley

Anyway, any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

xx Scriabin's Opus 8/12
November 01, 2007, 02:28:35 PM by lohshuhan

can anyone who has played this tell me how they approached the left hand part? 

i'm referring specifically to notes like the 4th note (A#) of the 2nd bar, and the 4th note of the 4th bar (B), where Scriabin writes those notes in the range of where your right hand would be playing. 

do you take those notes in the right hand, or do you attempt to leap the left hand over? 

i was taking it in the right hand, until a friend of mine commented that if you cheat on etude, then its not an etude anymore. 

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