Taneyev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Valeri Kuzmich Polyansky
Artist: Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Valeri Kuzmich Polyansky
Composer: Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
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- Sergei Taneyev (1856 - 1915): Symphony No. 1 in E Minor:
- 1Taneyev: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor: I. Allegro10:11
- 2Taneyev: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor: II. Andantino03:35
- 3Taneyev: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor: III. Vivace assai05:23
- 4Taneyev: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor: IV. Allegro molto09:39
- Symphony No. 3 in D Minor:
- 5Taneyev: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: I. Allegro con spirito11:21
- 6Taneyev: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: II. Allegro vivace alla marcia06:59
- 7Taneyev: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: III. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso07:55
- 8Taneyev: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: IV. Allegro con brio08:48
Info for Taneyev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
It is incredible that this is the first recording of Symphonies Nos 1 & 3, considering that Taneyev was such a major figure in late-nineteenth-century Russia. He was a student of Tchaikovsky and actually dared criticise his teacher for dragging ballet into the genre of the symphony. Over the years Valeri Polyansky and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra have championed the works of Taneyev and his contemporaries, and the music is in their blood.
"The performances are of quality and the notes by Anastasia Belina with copious music-type illustrations, exemplary… a highly interesting and valuable disc." (BBC Music Magazine)
"This [No. 3] is a work I shall enjoy returning to again, whereas No. 1 is only, I suspect for Taneyev-fanatics. Polyansky directs excellently recorded performances – a mite dutiful in the First Symphony, perhaps, but communicating real enjoyment and enthusiasm in No. 3." (International Record Review)
"Polyansky and the Russian State Symphony have done Taneyev a superb service with these thoroughly prepared, expertly recorded performances. The music itself may be too firmly tied to academic apron-strings to be viable in the concert hall, and the composer’s verdict in not releasing them was surely the right one. But these are still need-to-know pieces for anyone interested in the Russian symphonic repertoire." (Gramophone)
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Valeri Kuzmich Polyansky, conductor
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