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Sergei Taneyev: At the Reading of A Psalm, Cantata No. 2, op. 36

St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir, Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College, Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

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At the Reading of A Psalm, Cantata No. 2, op. 36: First Movement  
1.1
Chorus. Allegro tempestoso
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
5:12
1.2
Double Chorus. Andante sostenuto
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
4:50
1.3
Chorus. Triple Fugue (Fuga à 3 soggetti). Andante-Allegro molto
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
7:38
At the Reading of A Psalm, Cantata No. 2, op. 36: Second Movement  
1.4
Chorus. Allegro moderato-Fuga. Allegro tenebroso
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
3:39
1.5
Quartet. Andante
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
10:55
1.6
Quartet and Chorus. Adagio ma non troppo
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
8:40
At the Reading of A Psalm, Cantata No. 2, op. 36: Third Movement  
1.7
Interlude. Allegro appassionato
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
6:20
1.8
Aria (Alto Solo). Adagio più tosto largo
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
10:22
1.9
Double Chorus (Finale). Adagio pietoso e molto cantabile-Allegro moderato-Allegro molto
Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev; Lolita Semenina; Maarianna Tarassova; Mikhail Gubsky; Andrei Baturkin; Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Mikhail Pletnev
10:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:31
"... rewards the close listening it demands."
- Gramophone

"... Russian late-Romanticism with knobs on, grandiose choral and orchestral effects with the occasional touch of harmonic spice ... undeniably well performed here."
- The Guardian

"... Pletnev clearly believes passionately in the work and he conducts with loving attention to detail. The orchestra (is) a virtuoso band ... there are numerous beautifully shaped woodwind solos."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... complex and fascinating work ... an epic monument of a score ... engineering is excellent ... one of the finest things in all music ... it never had a recording that burned with such passion ... I highly recommend this release."
- Fanfare

The works of Sergei Taneyev have not often been recorded, making this collection even more appealing. Mikhail Pletnev, proving to be a superb interpreter of this music, conducts the equally superb Russian National Orchestra. Joining the orchestra to create, at times, a massive statement and sound are the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir and the Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College. At the Reading of A Psalm is the composer's second cantata and his last major work.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Philharmonic Hall St. Petersburg, May 1 - 2, 2003
Executive producer: Job Maarse
Producers: Sergei Markov, Rick Walker
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineers: Jean-Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot
Editing: Erdo Groot, Holger Busse

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 & DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone preamps: custom built by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul

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