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Russian Reflections Disc 6 (2016)

<em>Russian Reflections</em> Disc 6

From the nationalist-minded autodidacticism of its beginnings, the modern tradition of Russian classical music bore the unmistakable stamp of its cultural heritage: Glinka and “the Five”—Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov— eschewed Western classicism in order to find their own, distinctly Russian, path. But nearing the turn of the twentieth century, as this tradition developed, a new generation of composers embraced the rigorous technical standards of Brahms and others of their Western counterparts, creating a powerful new repertoire: music as impeccably crafted as the most masterly German scores, yet with its Russian soul blazing more brightly than ever. Disc 6 celebrates the mastery of Russian music in the generation following Tchaikovsky, juxtaposing music by Taneyev with the Opus 88 Quintet of Johannes Brahms, whose craftsmanship remains unsurpassed over a century later.

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Selections

String Quintet no. 1 in F Major, op. 88 | Johannes Brahms (27:15)

  • Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Matthew Lipman, Viola
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Piano Quintet in g minor, op. 30 | Sergei Taneyev (41:47)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Artists

  • Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Matthew Lipman, Viola
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

<em>Russian Reflections</em> Disc 6 Total Time: 1:09:03
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2016