Scriabin’s Ecstasy

Peter Barthel is collaborating with Italian pianist Marco Rapetti. In 2021 they 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 housed in the astronomical observatory in Florence, Italy.

In 2022 a spectacular filmed studio performance of Scriabin’s Vers la flamme, opus 72, followed. Both short films can be viewed here.