Sunday, March 31, 2013

KC Symphony, Scriabin preview by Patrick Neas

Although the atheistic, materialist Bolsheviks eventually came to power, pre-revolutionary Russia was a hotbed of spiritualism.The symbolist movement, which explored the dark, decadent corners of the soul, had many enthusiasts in Russia. And theosophy, a proto-New Age religion founded by Madame Blavatsky, was especially attractive to artists, poets and composers.

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