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Reinhold Gliere

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Born: January 11, 1875; Kiev, Ukraine   Died: June 23, 1956; Moscow, Russia   Country: Russia   Period: 20th Century
Although all of his important compositions came during the first half of the twentieth century, the body and style of his work place Glière solidly at the end of the nineteenth century in spirit. Having studied at both the Kiev and Moscow conservatories, he was infused with Russian Romanticism, and -- even though he studied briefly in Berlin -- it is safe to say that nothing he ever wrote sounded either modern or un-Russian. He studied theory Read more under a student of Rimsky-Korsakov and, upon entering the Moscow Conservatory in 1894, studied composition and harmony with the likes of Arensky, Taneyev, and Ippolitov-Ivanov. In 1900 he was awarded the school's highest prize in composition, the gold medal. His monumental third symphony, subtitled "Ilya Murometz," which premiered in Moscow in 1912, propelled his career forward; in 1913 he was named director of the Kiev Conservatory, a position he held all through the Russian Revolution.
In 1920 he became professor of music at the Moscow Conservatory; his service there was interrupted only by the Second World War. While in Moscow, he taught Serge Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian, and Alexander Mossolov, the spearhead of "Soviet realism."
Glière also became a political figure in Russia during the Stalin years, serving as chairman of the organizing committee of the Soviet Composers' Union from 1938 to 1948. His conventional, utterly Russian music found favor with Stalin and his cultural ministers; the extent to which Glière's reputation as a musician may have suffered because of this will forever remain speculative. Glière received many honors during this era, including the title of People's Artist of the Soviet Union.
Glière's body of work -- which straddles the upheaval of the Russian Revolution, with fine pieces produced on both sides -- is prodigious in quantity: besides his three symphonies, four string quartets, two complete operas, two ballets, and two concertos, he produced hundreds of songs, piano works, and chamber pieces. He is considered, along with his more famous predecessor, Tchaikovsky, to have been seminal in the development of Russian ballet; however, little of his music is heard outside Russia today. Glière's music is comfortably Romantic, invariably nationalistic, and skillfully crafted, often managing to combine beautiful melodies, inventive orchestration, and eye-popping bombast to great effect. Read less
Gliere: Symphony No 3
Release Date: 02/25/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573161   Number of Discs: 1
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Gliere: Symphony No. 3
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550858   Number of Discs: 1
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Gliere: Complete Duets With Cello / Rummel, Hulshoff
Release Date: 01/29/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572713   Number of Discs: 1
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Gliere: Symphony no 3
Release Date: 09/09/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 41   Number of Discs: 1
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    Leonard Bernstein Edition - Concertos & Orchestral Works
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 301330 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 80
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    Gliere: Symphony no 3
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 41 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
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    Gliere: Symphony No 3
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573161 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
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    Battle of Stalingrad / Pedersen, Royal Norwegian Air Force Band
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1045 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Aram Khachaturian,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
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    Gliere: Complete Duets With Cello / Rummel, Hulshoff
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572713 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Performer:  Martin Rummel,  Till Alexander Korber,  Alexander Hülshoff,  Friedemann Eichhorn
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    Dedications...: A Life In Music
    Label: Cello Classics   Catalog: 11027 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Ferruccio Busoni,  Alexander Scriabin,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Keith Harvey,  Linn Hendry,  Peter Pettinger,  Meralyn Knight
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    The Gliere Orchestral Collection / Downes, Sinaisky, BBC Philharmonic
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10679 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Performer:  Peter Dixon,  Richard Watkins
    Conductor:  Edward Downes,  Vassili Sinaisky
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    Fantasies & Impromptus / Lavinia Meijer
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 31711 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Pierné,  Louis Spohr,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
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    Night Poems / Eric Ruske, Anne Epperson
    Label: American Archive Series   Catalog: 51339 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Prosper Van Eechaute,  Paul Dukas,  Reinhold Gliere  ... 
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    Hermann Baumann Collection
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802035 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Xaver Pokorny,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Hermann Baumann,  Leonard Hokanson
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Kurt Masur
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    Duos For Violin And Cello / Eight Strings
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 777 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Zoltán Kodály,  Giambattista Cirri,  Johan Halvorsen,  Reinhold Gliere
    Performer:  Valeria Nasushkina,  Mikael Samsonov
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  • 12.
    Mozart, Gliere, Korngold: Concertos
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900106 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Reinhold Gliere,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Hyeyoon Park,  Emmanuel Ceysson,  Sebastian Manz
    Conductor:  Lawrence Renes,  Cornelius Meister
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    Russian Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Gliere / Anthony Goldstone
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 25083 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere
    Performer:  Anthony Goldstone
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    The Royal Edition - Russian Orchestral Music / Bernstein
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 47607 Release Date: 02/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
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    Garden Scene / Quarrington, Burashko
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 29931 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Reinhold Gliere,  Henri Casadesus,  Giovanni Bottesini  ... 
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    Duos For Violin & Cello / Rudens Turku, Wen-sinn Yang
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 2124 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Adrien François Servais,  Niccolò Paganini,  Justus J. F. Dotzauer  ... 
    Performer:  Wenn-Sinn Yang,  Rudens Turku
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    Gliere: Symphony No 3; Rachmaninov / Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 38294 Release Date: 02/06/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
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    The Russian Oboe / Ivan Paisov, Natalia Shcherbakova
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570596 Release Date: 01/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Johann-Heinrich Luft,  Reinhold Gliere,  Boris Asafyev  ... 
    Performer:  Natalia Shcherbakova,  Ivan Paisov
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    Glière: Horn Concerto  ; Dukas, Chabrier / Baumann, Masur
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 416380 Release Date: 05/07/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Emmanuel Chabrier,  Paul Dukas,  Reinhold Gliere,  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Hermann Baumann
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Gliere: Coloratura Concerto, Harp Concerto, Etc / Sutherland
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430006 Release Date: 04/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Alexander Grechaninov,  Igor Stravinsky,  César Cui  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Osian Ellis,  Richard Bonynge,  Josef Sivo
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge,  Horst Stein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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    Orientale - Music For Piano Duo Inspired By The East / Goldstone & Clemmow Duo
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 25032 Release Date: 05/30/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adam Gorb,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Alexander Borodin,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Caroline Clemmow,  Anthony Goldstone
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    The Romantic Horn Concerti / Ruske, Stern, Iris Co
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 782 Release Date: 08/30/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Reinhold Gliere,  Franz Strauss
    Performer:  Eric Ruske
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Iris Chamber Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Preludes To A Revolution / Jenny Lin
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98480 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Anatole Liadov,  Nikolai A. Roslavets,  Samuel Feinberg  ... 
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    Dialogues with Double Bass / Jeremy McCoy
    Label: Bridge   Catalog: 9163 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Reinhold Gliere,  Giovanni Bottesini,  Jean Françaix  ... 
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    Great Conductors Of The 20th Century - Leopold Stokowski
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 75480 Release Date: 02/11/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Percy Aldridge Grainger,  Reinhold Gliere,  Richard Wagner  ... 
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