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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  • 51.
    Glenn Gould - His First Recordings (1947-1952) - Bach, Et Al
    Label: Vai Audio   Catalog: 1198 Release Date: 06/26/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Albert Pratz,  Glenn Gould,  Alberto Guerrero
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  • 52.
    Rachmaninov: The Bells;  Taneyev: John Of Damascus / Pletnev
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471029 Release Date: 04/02/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Vladimir Chernov,  Marina Mescheriakova,  Sergei Larin
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Chorus,  Russian National Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Taneyev: Concert Suite For Violin, Etc / Kuusisto, Ashkenazy
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 959 Release Date: 03/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Pekka Kuusisto
    Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 54.
    The Russian Piano Quartet - Taneyev, Juon, Borodin
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 93215 Release Date: 11/21/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Juon,  Alexander Borodin,  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Mahlon Darlington,  George Work,  William David,  Jonathan Sturm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ames Piano Quartet
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  • 55.
    Rostropovich - The Russian Years - Prokofiev, Taneiev, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 72296 Release Date: 10/17/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Nikolay Myaskovsky,  Alexander Glazunov,  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Alexander Dedyukhin,  Sviatoslav Richter
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Israil Gusman,  Yevgeny Svetlanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra
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  • 56.
    Russian Images 2 / Vassily Savenko, Alexander Blok
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67205 Release Date: 09/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexandr V. Mosolov,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Nikolai Medtner,  Sergei Taneyev  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Blok,  Vassily Savenko,  Alexei Kropotov
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  • 57.
    Laureate Series - Romantic Music For Cello / Sondeckis, Etc
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8554381 Release Date: 04/11/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Karl Davidoff  ... 
    Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis
    Conductor:  David Geringas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Lilya Zilberstein Spielt Mussorgsky, Medtner & Taneyev
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437805 Release Date: 02/20/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Nikolai Medtner,  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Lilya Zilberstein
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  • 59.
    Organ History - The Russian Schools / Arturo Sacchetti
    Label: Arts Music   Catalog: 47273 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonid Nikolayev,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Aram Khachaturian,  Nikolai N. Tcherepnin  ... 
    Performer:  Arturo Sacchetti
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  • 60.
    Salut D'amour / Werner Thomas-mifune, Carmen Piazzini
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 443961 Release Date: 02/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Choon-Suk Park,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Werner Thomas-Mifune,  Carmen Piazzini
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  • 61.
    Taneyev: Symphony No 4, Romeo & Juliet / Tiboris, Moscow Tv
    Label: Bridge   Catalog: 9034 Release Date: 09/11/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Elena Shkolnikova,  Stella Zambalis,  John Daniecki
    Conductor:  Peter Tiboris
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra
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  • 62.
    Taneyev: The Oresteia, Symphony No 4 / Järvi, Philharmonia
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 8953 Release Date: 10/28/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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