SERGEI TANEYEV (1856-1915): Piano Concerto in E Flat (Joseph Banowetz [piano], Russian Philharmonic of Moscow; Thomas Sanderling), Prelude in F, Lullaby in B Flat, Theme and Variations in C Minor, Allegro in E Flat, Andantino semplice in B Minor, Repose (Elegy) in E, March in D Minor, The Composer's Birthday for Piano Four-Hands (also version with Narrator Vladimir Ashkenazy), ANTON ARENSKY (1861-1906)/ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)/SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)/TANEYEV: 4 Improvisations (Adam Wodnicki [piano]).

Catalogue Number: 12I005

Label: Toccata Classics

Reference: TOCC 0042

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: A student work from 1876, the concerto was left unfinished after the criticism Taneyev sustained from various sources. Shebalin orchestrated the second movement in 1953, leaving us with this First Recording of a 33-minute unfinished concerto whose monothematic style and lack of virtuosity for its own sake look forward to the composer's mature style. The remaining 44 minutes include several more first recordings of solo pieces of great interest to Russian repertoire collectors.


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