Scriabin’s Ecstasy Flight

Peter Barthel is collaborating with Italian pianist Marco Rapetti. They have just released a filmed live performance of Scriabin’s Fourth Piano Sonata, opus 30, “illustrated” with astronomical images and video. Pianist Rapetti performs the work on Albert Einstein’s 1899 Bl├╝thner piano which is currently housed in the astronomical observatory in Florence, Italy. Follow-up co-productions are being planned. The first short film can be viewed here.