Taneyev: At the Reading of a Psalm / Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra

Release Date: 6/11/2021
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: 1445
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 68 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"(This) is an overlooked masterpiece of the Russian music literature … and I hope our disc will bring the recognition which it well deserves.” (Mikhail Pletnev) “Psalm 50 made a deep impression on Alexey Khomyakov, whose 1856 poem develops the idea that outward forms of religion are as nothing beside truth and brotherly love ...(his) poem inspired Taneyev ... a summation of Taneyev’s life and work … (bears) comparison with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, especially use of fugues …a compelling piece which Pletnev does well to clarify so successfully …includes a fine solo warmly sung by Marianna Tarassova.” (Gramophone)

Works on This Recording
1. Po prochtenii psalma (At the Reading of a Psalm), Op. 36 by Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev
Performer: Andrei Baturkin (Bass), Lolita Semenina (Soprano), Marianna Tarasova (Alto), Mikhail Gubsky (Tenor)
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Written: 1915 ;
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