Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev - 1878

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 288,289:

…The first movement of your Fourth Symphony is too long in proportion to the others. It seems to me like a symphonic poem to which three other movements have been added accidentally. The trumpet fanfare in the introduction, which is repeated in other sections, the frequent changes of tempo in the secondary themes – all this makes me think that you are describing a program here. Otherwise I like the movement. But the rhythm [drawing of the rhythm] is used too much and it gets boring. / The Andante is charming (I don’t particularly care for the middle theme). The Scherzo is exquisite and …   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 288,289. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424770681109 accessed: 4 July, 2022

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Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev
teacher of composition, Composer, Music theory, Pianist […]
1856-1915

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Fourth Symphony (Tchaikovsky)
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

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Date/Time 1878

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Letter from Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev to Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, March 30, 1878.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:38:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:29:27 +0000