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I believe the pianist playing the second version is Chitose Okashiro. Here's the recording without the ending clipped. https://youtu.be/SkOa85yAceE
I didn't know this second version even existed until a friend showed me the score a few weeks ago. This is the first time I've heard it. It grows on you....slowly. Does anyone know if it was composed around the same time as the well-known version - or some time after?
Does anyone know if it was composed around the same time as the well-known version - or some time after?
According to the score of the second version, 1894-1895. This is also displayed on the second video on my original post. The IMSLP states that all 12 etudes were composed in 1894 and published in 1895.
According to the information provided by this source, there are likely to be alternative versions of some of his remaining 11 etudes (Page 55). This source also states the alternative version of Scriabin's 12th etude was published posthumously (Page 55).
Years ago I found a wonderful book called "Youthful and Early Works of Alexander and Julian Scriabin" which includes, among other pieces, this alternate version of the op. 8/12. The preface to the piece states that Scriabin had included the following note about the piece to publisher Belaieff: "You probably already received the etudes. You will find among them a second version of the D# minor which I don't want published just yet. Let it remain with you for a while because there's something about it that doesn't satisfy me. Yes, truth to tell, this has all happened because of my fiddling with it." Then it goes on to say that most likely Belaieff's boss Rimsky-Korsakoff decided put an end to the delay and print the version that he (Rimsky) liked. Which subsequently became the version everyone is familiar with.