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 Blüthner 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.