One could even toy with the idea that, had the brilliance of Scriabin's works been recognised, the symphonic poem might have become the starting point for 20th century modernism. In his piece Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, scored for piano, chorus and a mammoth orchestra, he perfected - before both Schönberg and Stravinsky - a completely novel technique for composing music that derived the entire progression of the symphonic piece from a single sound. He also worked on a method of making the music visible by integrating into the score a "part” for light organ, which would project the appropriate colours and combinations of colours out towards the audience. Scriabin imagined the experience to be a mysterious totality connecting music, words and visuals together and creating an artistic language that addresses all of the sensory organs at once to induce a state of ecstasy. As he himself expressed it, "In thought-form, ecstasy is the highest synthesis - in the guise of feeling, ecstasy is the highest bliss.”
Presented by: Hungarian Radio Music Ensembles
The Müpa Budapest underground garage gates will be operated by an automatic number plate recognition system. Parking is free of charge for visitors with tickets to any of our paid performances on that given day. The detailed parking policy of Müpa Budapest is available here.
Refreshments – Without the Queue
Thanks to our new catering service at the Átrium Snack Bar, you can forget about waiting in line during intermissions for some refreshments and get your order prepped especially for you by the time the intermission actually starts. Find out more about pre-ordering here.