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TANEYEV, S.I.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 (Novosibirsk Academic Symphony, T. Sanderling)

Composer(s):Taneyev, Sergey Ivanovich
Artist(s) Sanderling, Thomas, Conductor • Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570336
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


A pupil of Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky, and a teacher of Rachmaninov and Scriabin, Sergey Taneyev was a monumental figure in Russian music of the second half of the nineteenth century. Although highly independent as a mature artist, Taneyev was understandably under Tchaikovsky's influence during the early years of his career. His First Symphony, which can be compared to Tchaikovsky's Second, impresses with its seriousness, skilful orchestration, and a complete absence of virtuosity for its own sake. Written ten years later, the Third Symphony is a large four movement cycle. Its crowning glory, a scintillating Finale, shows Taneyev's contrapuntal prowess at it best.


Review By ,Diapason,June 2008


Review By ,Diapason,June 2008


Review By David Denton, Naxos,February 2008

In recent years many attempts have been made to revive the flagging fortunes of Sergey Taneyev, though few recordings have enjoyed long-term survival. A piano student of Nikolay Rubinstein and composition pupil of Tchaikovsky, it seems that his name will enter musical history as the influential Director of the Moscow Conservatory in the latter part of the 19th century. Rachmaninov, Gliere and Scriabin were among the new generation indebted to his teaching, and it was they who proved his undoing. With outgoing and highly coloured symphonic scores they sealed the fate of Taneyev’s own output, and after his death his music quickly dropped from the repertoire. Powerful, noble and elegant writing, he was far from the rough-hewn scores of his contemporaries, the symphonies devoid of



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