SERGEI TANEYEV (1856-1915): Violin Sonata in A Minor, Piano Trio in D, Op. 22, Piano Quartet in E, Op. 20, Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30.
Catalogue Number: 07V036
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Often known as ‘the Russian Brahms’, Taneyev has inspired devoted advocacy in musicians from Igor Oistrakh to Mikhail Pletnev. Yet his music remains under-recorded and under-appreciated, which is all the more curious in the case of his output for chamber music where he most nearly lives up to that unfair nickname. Aside from the late violin sonata of 1911, elliptical but no less Brahmsian in its way than its companions, all these works are conceived on a grand scale, abundant in soaring melody and impassioned lyricism. 3 CDs. Alessandro Deljavan (piano), Daniela Cammarano (violin), Paolo Castellitto (viola), Andrea Agostinelli (cello), Daniele Orlando (vioin - quintet).