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Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

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Scriabin's ten complete piano sonatas offer a fascinating insight into the Russian composer's stylistic development. While his first works still fully reflect the late-romantic tradition, the late works keep bursting the bounds of tonality. The boldly outlined, two-movement Fourth Sonata marks a turning point, for it evokes the world of the "Poème de l'extase" with its mystical atmosphere hovering between ethereal rapture and ecstatic flight.