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Taneyev & Glazunov: String Quintets / Poltera, Gringolts Quartet


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2177   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei TaneyevAlexander Glazunov
Performer:  Christian Poltera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gringolts String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Russian composers were focusing on creating a national sound based around folk songs. Chamber music was largely unpopular and thus, many composers did not write for this genre. This is just one of the reasons the two quintets on this recording are significant works. Alexander Glazunov was a cellist who learned his instrument through the performance of chamber works, and composed seven string quartets throughout the course of his career. His Quintet in A major is featured on this album. Sergei Taneyev’s impassioned String Quintet No. 1 in G major is also featured on this disc. Taneyev, who was great friends with Tchaikovsky, was a more Western-oriented composer. The Read more Gringolts Quartet, along with cellist Christian Poltera, presents these two works on their first release with the Bis label. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in G major, Op. 14 by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Christian Poltera (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gringolts String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2.
Quintet for Strings in A major, Op. 39 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Christian Poltera (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gringolts String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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