The melody is poignant and heartfelt, showing many characteristics of Russian Gypsy music. It is accompanied by repeated chords in both hands, featuring rich harmonies, inner voices, and large spreads in the left hand. The dynamics of the piece are varied constantly to display emotion and passion and to add interest.
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Scriabin: Etude Op. 2 No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor
Others Etudes by Khatia Buniatishvili
Chopin, Etude No 12 (Revolutionary)
Liszt, Transcendental Etude No 5 (Feux Follets)
Scriabin’s Etude in C-Sharp Minor – Other performance