pianist and composer, born in 1872, died 1915.
Rather influenced by Fryderyk Chopin
but added many elements of his own.
Some pretty radical musical ideas that were in some sense
akin to Arnold Schönberg
's, although he had a hard time expressing
them in his own music. He had some influence on later russian
composers, such as Sergey Prokofiev
His works include the symphonic poems Poème de l'extase
Some of his very strange philosophical theories include
viewing himself as some kind of mystical messiah
new, cosmic artform. He also had a very nice beard