Netherlands Chamber Choir
Taneyev: The Twelve Choruses - Partsongs on Poems by Polonski
- Type CD
- Label Globe
- UPC 8711525519701
- Catalog number GLO 5197
- Release date 19 August 2002
About the album
After two immensely successful Poulenc releases, another recording with the Netherlands Chamber Choir, internationally acclaimed as the best of all international choirs, this time with the haunting 12 Choruses Op. 27 by the great Russian composer Taneyev, written on poems by Polonski whose works were set to music by so many other great Russian composers, Tchaikovsky (Taneyev's lifelong friend) among them.
As a composer, Taneyev was a completely independent figure in late 19th century Russian music, who set new standards as a choral composer by breathing new life in to the great 17th and 18th century traditions of Russian music. The Netherlands Chamber Choir is led here by the Estonian conductor Tonu Kaljuste, who succeeded Uwe Gronostay as chief conductor of the ensemble at the beginning of their 1998-99 season.
1112 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 1. At the Grave
1212 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 2. Evening
1312 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 3. A Tower in Ruins
1412 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 4. Look, Such a Mist!
1512 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 5. On the Ship
1612 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 6. Prayer
1712 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 7. Suddenly a Music Sounded from Eternity
1812 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 8. Prometheus
1912 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 9. From the Clouds
11012 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 10. Stars
11112 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 11. Over the Mountains Two Gloomy Clouds
11212 Choruses, Op. 27: No. 12. Those Days When Over the Drowsy Sea
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