Scriabin, Vera (1875–1920)

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Scriabin, Vera (1875–1920)

Russian pianist. Born Vera Ivanovna Isakovich in Moscow, 1875; died 1920; studied at Moscow and St. Petersburg conservatories; married Alexander Scriabin, 1897; children.

With her talent as a pianist, impressed Moscow musical circles, including the composer Alexander Scriabin; married him and championed his music, even after he abandoned her for Tatiana Schloezer, one of his former piano students; taught at the Moscow and St. Petersburg conservatories, and traveled to Paris for the premiere performance of her estranged husband's Third Symphony; refused to divorce him and continued to play all-Scriabin recitals.