Leo Tolstoy describes him as 'a sincere expression of genius'. Towards the end of his life, Scriabine was combining music not only with philosophy and other art forms, but also with fragrances and colour codes. He believed this would lead to the birth of a new world. But at age 43, he was gone. Scriabine did not write anything for the cello. Here, therefore, are a set of etudes which show his direction as a composer from the age of 15 to 40.