It was so cool to read about Scriabin in this NYT article.
Beatty suggested we go together to Dr. Shirley’s studio that evening, because he wanted to hear him play Scriabin. A few hours later, I was sitting with Beatty as Dr. Shirley played the Scriabin Prelude No. 15 in D flat (from Op. 11), for us. At the conclusion, Beatty and I were both so shaken by the beauty of the music that we were on the brink of tears. Dr. Shirley looked at us and said: “Get yourselves together. This isn’t a damn wake!”
Here is a vid with piano sheet music if you’re curious about this prelude. IMO, there are so many more beautiful Scriabin pieces than this one, but it’s still very cool! He is so underrated. If Scriabin had only lived longer… 🙁