Taneyev: Piano Quintet
Stephen Johnson is joined by the Danel Quartet & David Fanning to explore the nuances found in a hidden gem of the chamber music repertoire - the Piano Quintet by Sergei Taneyev.
Sometimes referred to as "the Russian Brahms", Taneyev was a pupil of Tchaikovsky at the Moscow Conservatoire, and in turn taught younger composers such as Scriabin, Gliere, Rachmaninoff and Medtner. He was a fine pianist himself, and was the soloist in the premieres of all of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos.
This Piano Quintet in G minor was written towards the end of Taneyev's life in 1911 and ranks among the finest examples of Russian Romantic chamber music.
|Composer||Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev|