Chant du ménestrel is typical of much salon music from the start of the Alexander Glazunov () was one of the leading Russian. Alexander Konstaninovich Glazunov () Concerto Ballata, Op. ; Chant du ménestrel, Op. Two Pieces for Cello and Orchestra, Op. Get a free MP3 of Alexander Glazunov – Chant du menestrel for Cello and Orchestra, performed by Moscow Symphony Orchestra; Alexander.

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Although Glazunov uses full orchestra in the accompaniment, the texture is never too full for the solo line, thanks to his great skills as an orchestrator.

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Glazunov left Russia in in order to attend the Schubert celebrations in Vienna. The winds have shorter, beautifully written solos that complement the melody in the most appropriate manner. Music for Growing Minds, Vol. Romantic Music for Cello and Orchestra. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Les Must Comp, Vol. The Collector’s Editions [ CDs]. Rimsky-Korsakov was dismissed from the Conservatory, to be reinstated by Glazunov, elected director of an institution that, in the aftermath, had now won a measure of autonomy.

Elements of the opening are followed by an A flat major passage marked Tranquillo, followed by an Adagio, quasi ballata, as the tale unwinds. Glazunov worked closely with Rimsky-Korsakov, to whom Balakirev, his mother’s teacher, had recommended him, and played an important part in the education of a new generation of Chwnt composers such as Shostakovich.


By the age of sixteen he had finished the msnestrel of his nine symphonies, which was performed under the direction of Balakirevwhose influence is perceptible in the work. His appearance was in accordance with his musical tastes. Rumours of this kind were contradicted by the works that followed.

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This contrasting period of emotional relief makes the subsequent return of the first melody seem even more sorrowful. Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Chant du ménéstral (Minstrel’s Song) for cello & orchestra in F sharp minor, Op. 71

This concert piece was very popular, especially in the first decade of the twentieth century. It takes a generally elegiac course, with Russian thematic material, from its opening in C sharp minor and motivic development in assured counterpoint until its final mood of calm optimism.

It is glazynov by the cello alone, leading the narrative until a passage of orchestral excitement intervenes, with an Elgarian melody of descending sequences for the soloist, echoed by the orchestra in some agitation. It was originally composed for cello chamt orchestra and the middle section provides a contrasting change of mood to the songlike opening melody.

The rich timber-merchant Mitrofan Petrovich Belyayev had been present at the first performance of the symphony menstrel travelled to Moscow to hear Rimsky-Korsakov conduct a second performance there.


The cello’s melody in the middle section is less morose and more optimistic sounding. Add to basket Search again Home page 81 publications in this series.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. In Glazunov joined the staff of the Conservatory in St Petersburg, but by this time his admiration for his teacher seems to have cooled. A C minor cadenza allows the cello to continue the story, finally in terms of great simplicity, before another, longer cadenza. The Art of the Theremin.

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The solo line ends on the minor third scale degree rather than on the tonic pitch, leaving the listener with the feeling that the overall melancholy of the piece is never quite resolved.

Most transcriptions published by Recital Music are by David Heyes, who has a successful and proven mnestrel record when arranging for double bass. He absorbed Balakirev’s nationalism, Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral virtuosity, Tchaikovsky’s lyricism, Borodin’s epic grandeur and Taneyev’s contrapuntal skill. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. About this Recording 8.