Spectrum Concerts Berlin: Concert Tribute to Sergei Taneyev

Eldar Nebolsin, Boris Brovtsyn, Gareth Lubbe & Alexey Stadler
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Sergei Taneyev, a contemporary of Brahms, Mahler and Strauss, was well-known during his lifetime, above all for his chamber music. Today, he is unfortunately all but forgotten. As Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein's most important student, he developed a style that was at once thoroughly Russian and entirely his own. He is overdue a revival. Taneyev came from a wealthy household. He started attending the Moscow Conservatory at the tender age of ten, graduating at 19. He later became a professor there, teaching the likes of Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Scriabin. He was heavily influenced by the Western classical tradition, intensely studying the works of Palestrina and Mozart, and he developed a tremendous skill for counterpoint which can be heard in all of his works. He wasn't interested in simple salon music: In spite of their melodic beauty, his works are all highly complex. While his German colleagues tested the boundaries of tonality, he remained decidedly Russian: Passionate music inspired by folk songs and opera, yet monumental and symphonic in style. His Piano Quartet op. 20 opens with an allegro brillante which more than deserves its name: After the virtuoso piano opening there follow elegiac passages, allowing the rich theme to be examined from all possible angles. The 33rd season of the Spectrum Concerts Berlin celebrates its opening with Eldar Nebsolsin, Boris Brovtsyn, Gareth Lubbe and Alexey Stadler.


A Naxos production in cooperation with Spectrum Concerts Berlin. 


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recorded at 04/20/2021, 08:00pm (CEST)
The Opening Concert of the 33rd Season of Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Spectrum Concerts Berlin: Concert Tribute to Sergei Taneyev
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Sergej Tanejew: Violin Sonata in A Minor
  • I. Allegro
  • II. Adagio cantabile
  • III. Minuetto
  • IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Sergej Tanejew: String Trio in E-flat major, Op.31
  • I. Allegro con brio
  • II. Scherzino. Allegretto vivace
  • III. Adagio espressivo
  • IV. Finale. Presto
Interview with Carlos María Solare
  • Interview
Sergej Tanejew: Piano Quartet in E major, Op.20
  • I. Allegro brillante
  • II. Adagio più tosto largo – Allegro agitato
  • III. Finale. Allegro molto – Moderato serafico