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Re: Sergei Taneyev's Tent of Twirbling Tones
« Reply #200 on: May 21, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
Thanks, Cato! I’ll be sure to explore more Taneyev in the near future. What do you think of the lovely Piano Quartet?

In my earlier years, I was no big fan of chamber music: solo piano works were something of an exception (Beethoven and Scriabin sonatas, Franck's Piano QuintetBartok's Sixth Quartet, Ravel's, and Borodin's Second Quartet.

In later years, I began to open my ears to more things, and the Taneyev chamber music was a logical choice: yes, the Piano Quartet is one of those works which produces the epic, produces a universe of swirling, yes even twirbling  ;) emotions!  Its story, whatever it might be, is one of scaling mountains and chasing angels. 0:)

One of the people commenting on YouTube compares it to the Borodin Second Quartet, and another says to listen to the audience's reaction at the end of this performance!  Their reaction "says it all" !

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/pu5SnoMuzKU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/pu5SnoMuzKU</a>
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Re: Sergei Taneyev's Tent of Twirbling Tones
« Reply #201 on: May 21, 2018, 04:47:18 PM »
In my earlier years, I was no big fan of chamber music: solo piano works were something of an exception (Beethoven and Scriabin sonatas, Franck's Piano QuintetBartok's Sixth Quartet, Ravel's, and Borodin's Second Quartet.

In later years, I began to open my ears to more things, and the Taneyev chamber music was a logical choice: yes, the Piano Quartet is one of those works which produces the epic, produces a universe of swirling, yes even twirbling  ;) emotions!  Its story, whatever it might be, is one of scaling mountains and chasing angels. 0:)

One of the people commenting on YouTube compares it to the Borodin Second Quartet, and another says to listen to the audience's reaction at the end of this performance!  Their reaction "says it all" !

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/pu5SnoMuzKU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/pu5SnoMuzKU</a>

Speaking of angels, I just noticed that the heavenly coda of the Piano Quartet is marked "Moderato serafico" - how fitting!  :)
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Re: Sergei Taneyev's Tent of Twirbling Tones
« Reply #202 on: May 21, 2018, 05:04:08 PM »
Speaking of angels, I just noticed that the heavenly coda of the Piano Quartet is marked "Moderato serafico" - how fitting!  :)

 0:) Amen!  0:)

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Re: Sergei Taneyev's Tent of Twirbling Tones
« Reply #203 on: September 03, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
I have been revisiting At the Reading of a Psalm  via the performance by...



Just a marvelous work!

"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

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