Beethoven, c 1800 by Carl Traugott Riedel

Opening bars of Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto, published 1804, in his own hand…

Manuel de Falla (27 October 1919)

Costume design by Leonid Massine, and set design by Pablo Picasso… 

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1905)

I call you to life, oh mysterious forces!
Drowned in the obscure depths
Of the creative spirit, timid
Shadows of life, to you I bring audacity!

Alexander Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy” is written in concert with his original poetic literary work, over three hundred lines in length.