Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Piano Concerto, Music for solo Piano

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Piano Concerto

The piano music of Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915) is one of Russian’s hidden secrets. Student and friend of Tchaikovsky, Taneyev – a formidable pianist and composer of the front rank – has never had the attention he deserves. The CD couples a first-ever recording of the only two movements he recorded of his youthful piano concerto with more premiere recordings of music for solo piano from across his career. The Four Improvisations, composed jointly by Taneyev, Rachmaninov, Arensky and Glazunov, bring a composite first recording for all four composers. And The Composer’s Birthday, for narrator and piano, four hands, was written as a light-hearted birthday present for Tchaikovsky.

Joseph Banowetz, piano
Russian Philharmonic of Moscow, orchestra
Thomas Sanderling, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy, narrator
Joseph Banowetz and Adam Wodnicki, piano duet

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Catalogue No: TOCC0042
EAN/UPC: 5060113440426
Release Date: 07.08.2006
Composer: Sergei Taneyev
Artists: Adam Wodnicki, Joseph Banowetz, Russian Philharmonic of Moscow, Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Listen To This Recording:

    Piano Concerto in E flat (1876)

  1. I. Allegro
  2. II. Andante funebre
  3. Prelude in F major (1876)
  4. Lullaby in B flat major (1876)
  5. Theme and Variations in C minor (1876) [tempo indications in square brackets are Pavel Lamm’s editorial suggestions]

  6. Theme
  7. Variation I, [Un poco più mosso]
  8. Variation II, Allegretto alla quartetto di P. Tschaikovsky
  9. Variation III, [Allegro]
  10. Variation IV, [Allegretto]
  11. Variation V, Andante espressivo
  12. Variation VI, Allegro
  13. Variation VII, Andante
  14. Variation VIII, Allegro vivace
  15. Variation IX, Allegro
  16. Variation X, [Con moto]
  17. Variation XI, Andante
  18. Variation XII, Andante [non troppo lento]
  19. Allegro in E flat major (1876)
  20. Andantino semplice in B minor (1876)
  21. Repose (Elegy) in E major (1876)
  22. March in D minor (1876)
  23. Four Improvisations (with Arensky, Glazunov and Rachmaninov) (1876) [tempo indications in square brackets are Pavel Lamm’s editorial suggestions]

  24. No. 1, [Moderato], E minor
  25. No. 2, Allegretto, C major
  26. No. 3, [Allegro scherzando], B flat minor
  27. No. 4, Largo, F minor
  28. The Composer’s Birthday, for narrator and piano, four hands (1876)
  29. The Composer’s Birthday, for piano, four hands (1876)

2 reviews for Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Piano Concerto, Music for solo Piano

  1. :

    “The prize here is a sampling of Taneyev’s piano music, which sounds like a cross between Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Mr. Banowetz plays gorgeously, with a warm, unforced tone and natural expressivity. He’s joined by faculty colleague Adam Wodnicki in Taneyev’s short, four-hands birthday tribute to Tchaikovsky, performed both with and without narration (spoken in Russian by Vladimir Ashkenazy)…” —Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

  2. :

    “This is an extremely worthwhile disc to explore, and hopefully it will be the first of many to bring Taneyev back into the spotlight.” —John Kersey, International Piano

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