Scriabin sometimes referred to The Poem of Ecstasy as his "fourth symphony", although it was never officially called such and avoids the traditional division into separate movements. Although played as a single movement, there are traces of the classical sonata key-scheme that Scriabin had employed previously, but it is no longer structurally important. As described by Bernard Jacobson, "The form depends instead on the constant interpenetration and cross-fertilization of a multiplicity of tiny thematic units, most of them so sinuously chromatic as to subvert tonal feeling almost entirely beneath the vertiginous onslaught of shifting harmonic colors."
|Original Name||Le Poème de l'extase|
|Date of composition||1908 (1905-1908)|
Alexandre Scriabine: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Aleksandr Nikolaevič Skrjabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54
Alexander Nikolajewitsch Skrjabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54