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Taneyev: Suite de Concert, Op. 28; Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasia on 2 Russian Themes, Op. 33

By Annelle Gregory

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By Annelle Gregory, Dmitry Yablonsky, and Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra. By Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) and Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915). Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #8579052. Published by Naxos (NX.8579052).

Item Number: NX.8579052

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto is the quintessential national virtuoso showpiece, but other Russian composers have contributed strongly to the genre of works for solo violin and orchestra. Tchaikovsky's student Taneyev, who rose to eminence in Moscow, wrote a memorable Suite de Concert that followed the model of the Baroque suite while infiltrating it with warm lyricism and brilliant variations. Earlier, Rimsky-Korsakov had written a Fantasia on Two Russian Themes that explored virtuoso potential in a concerto form that is both seductive and vibrant.

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