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 Blüthner 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.