Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

Born 11 January 1875. Died 23 June 1956
Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
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1875-01-11
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Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

Biography (BBC)

Reinhold Glière was a survivor from the late Romantic era who kept official approval in Soviet Russia throughout his life. He was born in Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, where his father made wind instruments. Glière studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Taneyev and Arensky, and later taught there. His pupils included Khachaturian and Prokofiev, the latter when he was a precocious boy.

Glière inherited the Russian narrative tradition pioneered by Borodin, though his First Symphony (1900) sounds more like Tchaikovsky. His masterpiece is his Third Symphony (1911), retelling the story of Ilya Muromets, legendary hero of the dark ages in pre-Christian Russia. Lasting some 75 minutes, it is the ultimate late Romantic symphony, as picturesque and lurid as Russian lacquer painting, but with a sense of line and pace that never falters. It makes Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony seem comparatively modest. Glière never wrote another symphony.

On a much smaller scale, though equally sumptuous, is the orgiastic tone-poem The Sirens (1908), whose iridescent orchestral colours leave nothing to the imagination. After the Revolution, inevitably, Glière modified the extravagance of his musical imagination. He adapted very successfully and, with The Red Poppy (1927), he created the first Soviet ballet with a suitably revolutionary theme. His other celebrated ballet is The Bronze Horseman (1949), with a scenario taken from Pushkin. He also wrote several operas based on the indigenous music of the eastern republics and, in the last two decades of his life, a series of concertos which have proved useful – for harp (1938), for coloratura soprano (1943), cello (1946) and horn (1950). He had begun a violin concerto when he died, and it was completed by Boris Lyatoshinsky.

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Biography (Wikipedia)

Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (Russian: Рейнгольд Морицевич Глиэр, Ukrainian: Ре́йнгольд Мо́ріцевич Гліер / Reingol'd Moritsevich Glier; born Reinhold Ernest Glier, which was later converted for standardization purposes; 11 January 1875 [O.S. 30 December 1874] – 23 June 1956), PAU, was a composer in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, of German and Polish descent.

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Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
Horn Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 91: III. Moderato
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Horn Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 91: III. Moderato
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Romance, Op 35, No 6
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Romance, Op 35, No 6
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Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
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Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
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Impromptu
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Impromptu
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Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op 74
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Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op 74
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Impromptu
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Impromptu
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Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
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Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
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Harp Concerto, Op 74
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Harp Concerto, Op 74
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Concerto for Coloratura Soprano, Op 82
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Concerto for Coloratura Soprano, Op 82
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Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra, Op 82
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Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra, Op 82
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The Russian Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
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The Russian Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
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The Red Poppy (Sailor's Dance)
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The Red Poppy (Sailor's Dance)
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Sextet in C major, Op.11 (1905) (3rd mvt)
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Sextet in C major, Op.11 (1905) (3rd mvt)
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Solemn Overture for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op. 72
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Solemn Overture for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op. 72
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Rusalka Op 52 No 8
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Rusalka Op 52 No 8
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Wake up, child Op 50 No 2
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Wake up, child Op 50 No 2
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Holiday at Ferghana, Op 75
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Holiday at Ferghana, Op 75

Holiday at Ferghana, Op 75

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BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
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Prelude in E minor Op. 30 No. 10
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Prelude in E minor Op. 30 No. 10
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Duet in A major for two cellos, Op 53 No 3
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Duet in A major for two cellos, Op 53 No 3
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Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra
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Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra
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Symphony No 3 "Ilya Murometz" (3rd movement)
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Symphony No 3 "Ilya Murometz" (3rd movement)
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra
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12 Equisses
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12 Equisses
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The Red Poppy Suite - vi. Russian Sailors' Dance
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The Red Poppy Suite - vi. Russian Sailors' Dance
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Waltz from the Bronze Horseman - suite
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Waltz from the Bronze Horseman - suite
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Concerto for soprano
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Concerto for soprano
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Horn Concerto in B flat Major, op. 91
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Horn Concerto in B flat Major, op. 91
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Symphony No 1 in E flat major, Op 8
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Symphony No 1 in E flat major, Op 8
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Holiday at Ferghana, Op 75
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Holiday at Ferghana, Op 75
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Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 82
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Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 82
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso
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Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso
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Dance Scene [The Bronze Horseman Suite, Op.89a]
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Dance Scene [The Bronze Horseman Suite, Op.89a]
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Russian Sailors' Dance (from the red poppy)
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Russian Sailors' Dance (from the red poppy)
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Concerto for Colortura Soprano and Orchestra, op. 82
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Concerto for Colortura Soprano and Orchestra, op. 82
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