The incredible pianist, composer and professor Alexander Taneyev (1856-1915) is one of the most exciting discoveries for all who love Russian music. Taneyev’s epic Piano Quintet - just now emerging into the mainstream of the most popular chamber music - anchors a program that affirms Taneyev’s mastery through the genius of his students Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, and reveals Taneyev’s roots in the music of his mentor Tchaikovsky.
Presented by Clayton University.
- Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1892)
- Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 (1878)
- Prokofiev Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56 (1932)
- Taneyev Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30 (1910-11)