Sergei Taneyev

Biography

Born: November 25, 1856; Vladimir-na-Klaz'me, Russia   Died: June 19, 1915; Dyatkovo, Russia   Country: Russia   Period: 19th/20th Centuries
Taneyev was an important Russian pianist, educator, and composer active at the turn of the twentieth century. Although he wrote a large quantity of keyboard, orchestral, vocal, and chamber music, he is known today primarily as the teacher of Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Glière. As a young man, Taneyev made his first impact as a pianist, giving the first Russian performance of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, and the Russian premieres of Read more all of Tchaikovsky's other works for piano and orchestra. For many years, Taneyev's teaching and administrative duties at the Moscow Conservatory prevented him from touring as a performer, but later in his life, he resumed his career as a pianist, particularly in chamber music.

Taneyev was born into a well-to-do and aristocratically connected family, and therefore had the best possible education. His most important teachers at the Moscow Conservatory were Tchaikovsky, for composition, and Nikolay Rubinstein, for piano. Taneyev received gold medals in both at his graduation in 1875. After touring as a pianist for three years, Taneyev reluctantly took a position in 1878 at the conservatory, which would eventually lead him to its directorship in 1885. After four years, he resigned, becoming once again an instructor in order to concentrate on composition. The first result of this decision was the completion and premiere of his opera The Oresteia in 1895. In 1905, Taneyev stopped teaching completely and resumed his career as a pianist. As a result, his compositional activities turned almost exclusively to chamber music. By the time of his death at the age of 58, Taneyev had left behind a substantial catalog of works, virtually none of which has entered the standard repertory.
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Taneyev: The Oresteia, Symphony No 4 / Järvi, Philharmonia
Release Date: 10/28/1992   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8953   Number of Discs: 1
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Taneyev: Symphonies No 2 & 4 / Polyansky, Russian State So
Release Date: 09/24/2002   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9998   Number of Discs: 1
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Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Rimsky-Korsakov / Järvi
Release Date: 10/28/2008   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10491   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 26.
    David Oistrakh - The Complete EMI Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 14712 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Karen Khachaturian,  Eugène Ysaÿe  ... 
    Performer:  Jacov Shapiro,  Joseph Stidel,  Joseph Gertovich,  Mikhail Terian  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicolai Malko,  Aram Khachaturian,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Lovro von Matacic  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 27.
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9958/59 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 28.
    Bulgarian Choral Vol. 3 - Bulgarian Choir Laureates Of International Competitions
    Label: Gega New   Catalog: 301 Release Date: 03/04/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Stoupel,  Todor Popov,  Vladimir Panchev,  Zoltán Kodály  ... 
    Performer:  Ivelina Kazandjieva,  Ditmar Grigorov,  Peter Hristov,  Violeta Yankova  ... 
    Conductor:  Veneta Vicheva,  Zahari Mednikarov,  Petya Pavlovich,  Stefka Pastarmadjieva  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shumen Bodra Pessen Children's Choir,  Dobrich Children's Choir,  Kazanlak Iskra Children's Choir  ... 
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  • 29.
    Taneyev: Symphonies No 1 And 3 / Sanderling, Novosibirsk So
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570336 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Taneyev: Complete String Quartets V 1 / Carpe Diem Quartet
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570437 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carpe Diem String Quartet
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  • 31.
    Live from Lugano 2006 / Argerich & Friends
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 89241 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Sergei Taneyev,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Renaud Capuçon,  Gautier Capuçon,  Lida Chen  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexandre Rabinovitch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Italian Orchestra members
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  • 32.
    Taneyev: String Quintets / Taneyev String Quartet, Et Al
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9944 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Benjamin Morozov,  Josef Levinzon,  Grigory Lutzky,  Vissarion Solovyev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 33.
    Taneyev: Symphonies No 1 & 3 / Polyansky, Russian State SO
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10390 Release Date: 05/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 34.
    Weekend Classics - A Russian Weekend
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000769302 Release Date: 11/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Igor Stravinsky,  Aram Khachaturian,  Mikhail Glinka  ... 
    Performer:  Torgny Sporsen
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Rafael Kubelik,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Mikhail Pletnev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 35.
    Khachaturian: Violin Concerto;  Taneyev / Oistrakh, Et Al
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 61571 Release Date: 10/03/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian,  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  David Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian,  Nicolai Malko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 36.
    Prize Winners Of The S. Taneyev Chamber Music Competition
    Label: Vista Vera   Catalog: 97019 Release Date: 09/05/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Alexei Nesterenko,  Ariadna Anchevskaya,  Ekaterina Markova,  Tatiana Fedoseyevna  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Quartet,  Roslavets Trio
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  • 37.
    Taneyev: String Quartets Vol 4 / Taneyev Quartet
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9936 Release Date: 09/05/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Grigory Lutzky,  Vladimir Ovcharek,  Josif Levinson,  Vissarion Solovyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 38.
    Sergey Taneyev: String Quartets Vol 5 / Taneyev Quartet
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9937 Release Date: 08/22/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Vladimir Ovcharek,  Alexander Stang,  Vladimir Stopichev,  Josif Levinson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 39.
    Steinway Legends - Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000707302 Release Date: 08/08/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Alexander Scriabin  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
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  • 40.
    Taneyev: Complete String Quartet Vol 3 / Taneyev Quartet
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9935 Release Date: 07/18/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 41.
    Russian Songs / Ekaterina Sementchuk, Larissa Gergieva
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 911881 Release Date: 06/13/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Alexander Grechaninov,  Reinhold Gliere  ... 
    Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk,  Larissa Gergieva
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  • 42.
    Sergey Taneyev: Complete String Quartets Vol. 2 / Taneyev Quartet
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9934 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 43.
    Sergey Taneyev: Complete String Quartets Vol. 1 / Tanayev Quartet
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9933 Release Date: 02/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taneyev String Quartet
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  • 44.
    Taneyev: The Twelve Choruses / Kaljuste, Et Al
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 5197 Release Date: 12/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Conductor:  Tönu Kaljuste
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber Choir
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  • 45.
    Souvenirs De Venise / Songmakers' Almanac
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55217 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Reynaldo Hahn,  Gabriel Fauré,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Jackson,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Graham Johnson,  Ann Murray  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Songmakers' Almanac
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  • 46.
    Super Audio Cd Sampler Vol 2
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186086 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gottfried August Homilius,  Richard Wagner,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Bram Beekman,  Andrew Marriner,  Julia Fischer,  Mari Kodama
    Conductor:  Yakov Kreizberg,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Ed Spanjaard,  Simon Murphy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Netherlands Chamber Choir  ... 
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  • 47.
    Taneyev: Chamber Music / Pletnev, Repin, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000449602 Release Date: 09/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Nobuko Imai,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Vadim Repin,  Ilya Gringolts  ... 
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  • 48.
    Rachmaninov, Taneyev, Liadov, Balakirev / Olga Kern
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907399 Release Date: 05/10/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev,  Anatole Liadov,  Mily Balakirev,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Olga Kern
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  • 49.
    The Russian Legacy - Zara Dolukhanova
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 2281/84 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Alexander Dargomizhsky,  Gioachino Rossini,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Zara Dolukhanova,  Berta Kozel,  Nadezhda Kazantseva,  Anton Ossipovich Bernard  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonid Piatigorsky,  Samuel Samosud,  Alexander Kovalev,  Rudolf Barshai
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Chamber Orchestra
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  • 50.
    Taneyev: At The Reading Of A Psalm / Pletnev, Et Al
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186038 Release Date: 12/14/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Lolita Semenina,  Marianna Tarasova,  Mikhail Gubsky,  Andrei Baturkin
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir,  Russian National Orchestra,  Glinka Choral College Boys' Choir
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